Yeast infection in laying hen

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

  1. johnsonville247

    johnsonville247 New Egg

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    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?

    Help!!
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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