How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Denise Cudiamat Your Own Question
Denise Cudiamat
Denise Cudiamat, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 370
Experience:  Veterinarian
Type Your Bird Veterinary Question Here...
Denise Cudiamat is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Light sussex hen, 9 months old, hasn't started laying yet

Customer Question

Light sussex hen, 9 months old, hasn't started laying yet but today looks miserable, eyes closed, drinking and not shuttling around as usual. Some whitish discharge from vent. What can I do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the bird. What is the bird's name?
Customer: Maud.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maud?
Customer: No, that's about it. She has three companions, about same age, two have started laying. Another Light Sussex, a Plymouth Rock and a Blue Andalusian.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Denise Cudiamat replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian. I'm here to help with your concerns regarding Maud.

Just a moment as I prepare my response.

Expert:  Denise Cudiamat replied 2 months ago.

A common infection that can occur in chickens is called Vent Gleet, or thrush (a fungal infection of the vent).

Please see this article below describing the symptoms and treatment recommendations. This article is very thorough. You may need to see your visit your veterinarian or order medications to use for Maud.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. I am here to answer all the questions you have. If you have no other questions, I would greatly appreciate your positive review (5 stars). Your review helps connect Experts with other customers so your input is highly appreciated. Thank you!

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Pardon. This is not acceptable for the payment. I googled that myself so please refund my PayPal payment.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No I just want my money back. This is not what I thought the payment was for. Should have checked reviews which I shall do now. Please reimburse me and I can take the poor hen to local vet.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
This should have been day 1 of my free week trial.