Vent gleet??

mjfletch1

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I have a 6 month old lavender orpington (Penny) that I noticed about a month ago had poop stuck on her rear. I also noticed that she was having greenish diarrhea. I did some research and found the diarrhea could be due to all of the garden fruits and vegetable scraps that they had been eating? She is part of a flock of 20 and they are fed a maintenance daily dose of probiotics, flaxseed, garlic powder, various herbs including oregao, and ACV in their water, along with dimatacious earth, so they should not be having any health issues. So I stopped all of the garden and kitchen scraps and made sure she was getting yogurt, and extra probiotics and gave her a bath. The diarrhea cleared up, but she got poopy butt feathers again, so after a couple weeks I gave her another bath, which was yesterday and noticed the vent area was still red and seemed irritated. It was after a warm bath so I don't know if that contributed to the redness. I've attached a couple pictures. There are a couple spots of poop that are still there. The 2nd picture is after she was dried off and it does not to appear as red at that point. She doesn't act like she is in pain. She has always acted totally normal. Today her rear end looked fine as you can see in the 3rd picture. I separated her and fed her yogurt and probiotics this morning and at that time she pooped, which I attached a picture of. It still has a greenish tint. Not sure what to do at this point. Just continue the yogurt, probiotics, and Apple cider vinegar? Does she tend to get poop on her butt feathers because she is an orpington and more fluffy? She is my only orpington. Why is it still green? She should not have any parasites or worms because of the daily probiotics, DE, etc. None of the other 19 chickens have a problem. 13 of which I've had for a year and a half and never had any problems. No dirty water, no moldy food, etc. I am still new at chickens and kinda at a loss as to what to do. I dont know what to do besides what I'm already doing! I would greatly appreciate any input!!
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oldhenlikesdogs

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I would try cutting all that extra stuff out to see if it stops. Just plain fresh water and the ration. Dairy can cause problems for some. Flax seed is oily, vinegar daily can upset the digestive system in my opinion. Go bare bones and see if it stops.
 

mjfletch1

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I would try cutting all that extra stuff out to see if it stops. Just plain fresh water and the ration. Dairy can cause problems for some. Flax seed is oily, vinegar daily can upset the digestive system in my opinion. Go bare bones and see if it stops.
Ok thank you~
 

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If you can get some fresh droppings checked by a vet for parasites, it might answer some questions. I agree with OHLD that she might be better off with just clean water and good feed. A probiotic might be helpful twice a week, but not daily. ACV and DE are not necessary.
 

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