Vent Gleet question...how to you get the cement off her bottom?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jgirl922, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. jgirl922

    jgirl922 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a poor white leghorn who has had a rough couple days. I think she was the subject of some vent pecking and since I have brought her inside has a nasty case of gleet. Last night I gave her a good long Epsom salt bath....20 something minutes....and did my best to clean her off but she still has persistent cement like icky on her. This morning...I am happy to report there was a good amount of normal looking poo in the crate. She eats...drinks....and continues to lay. I am just about to go get some yogurt or acidophilus and some otc monistat to apply....but how do I loosen the residual icky?

    Sidebar. Are the eggs she lays safe to consume?

    Thank you in advance for your help!
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    If it's in the feathers, cut the dirty ones off.

    Flint Michigan? That place had quite a history . I do like Michael Moore because of the film he did.
     
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    Its more on her skin. She lost some feathers on her underside a while back and chooses to make eggs instead of feathers.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Do you think some vaseline or something could soften it up?
     

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