Yeast infection in laying hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by johnsonville247, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. johnsonville247

    johnsonville247 Hatching

    Jan 18, 2013
    I bought a hen from auction and she has a yeast infection. I quarantined her for a while and fed her garlic and greek yogurt with her feed. After 6 weeks she was a little better but it started to get cold and I had to integrate her with the rest of the layers. She is fine with them and no one else has caught it but I feel terrible about her bottom. It is covered in mess and must get cold. We live in the south so it isn't so bad but I am desperately trying to find a natural remedy for this awful problem.

    Fortunately it hasn't affected her ability to lay eggs or act normal other than the crusty, stinky mess?


  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    1/4 cup of molasses to a gallon of water for 5 hours works great. Keep giving her those foods.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  3. FenikT

    FenikT Chirping

    Dec 5, 2012
    Sounds like you need a bit more aggressive of a treatment approach.

    Search "gleet" or "vent gleet" on here for treatment options.

    IMO, the molasses (or epsom salt if you prefer) cleansing should be done for a few days.

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