Vent Gleet??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenCraze, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. ChickenCraze

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    I have a 3 yr old bantam hen who I think might have vent gleet. She hasn't layed for a while, but in the year I've had her she has never been a real regular layer (she'll lay one every other day for a week then nothing for a week or twoor more.) Yesterday I noticed that there was a weird wet sticky substance in the nest box, but no indication of a broken or shell-less egg. She seems pretty lethargic and has been hanging out on the floor of the hen house. She's sleeping on the floor of the hen house and not on the roosting bar as well. We felt around for a stuck egg, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. We even let her soak in warm water. She does smell kind of sour/gross which makes me think it's gleet.

    Does anyone have a specific course of treatment they have found to work for this which I could try?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenCraze

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    Thanks.

    If I follow this course of treatment, I'm assuming I'd need to keep her/her food separated from the other chickens?


    Treatment
    Nystatin (100 ppm in feed) for 7-10 days, copper sulphate (1 kg/tonne feed) for 5 days, or copper sulphate 1gm/2 litre water for 3 days if approved locally.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

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    yes that is correct.
     
  4. ChickenCraze

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    Thanks for your help![​IMG]
     

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