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I have 3 chickens that have quit laying eggs. They appear to
I have 3 chickens that have quit laying eggs. They appear to have vent gleet. Could this keep them from laying and how do you cure it? They are all 3 less than 2 years old. I have 2 other chickens wit… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
I have a hen that I think has vent gleet. I havent found any
Hi there. I have a hen that I think has vent gleet. I havent found any info on egg withdrawal times for fluconazole, but my vet swears that it's lifetime withdrawal. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
I think two of our chickens have vent gleet and may need a
Hello! I think two of our chickens have vent gleet and may need a prescription. I have photos to share. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
One week old gosling having breathing issues bobbing head
One week old gosling having breathing issues bobbing head and gaping mouth toward air. Brooder is at 85 degrees and very large to escape heat. Fresh food and water. Also has poop gathering around vent… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
Vent gleet treating with apple cider vinegar water for over
Vent gleet treating with apple cider vinegar water for over six months. Still has white discharge and mushy belly … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
41,154 satisfied customers
I spoke with you earlier about Girly, a six-week-old female
I spoke with you earlier about Girly, a six-week-old female chicken with vent gleet - Her feathers are very wet under her vent (a large surface area). Do you think that that's from her own saliva - ?… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
7-week old chicken girl has vent gleet and constipated.
7-week old chicken girl has vent gleet and constipated … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
Had an egg in an outside chair last night, now it looks like
Had an egg in an outside chair last night, now it looks like her intestines are outside of her bottom … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
41,154 satisfied customers
We have chicks 10 days old. Out of 130 we have lost 6 so far.
We have chicks 10 days old. Out of 130 we have lost 6 so far. We seem to be having trouble more than usual with manure building up on their rectum. They are not plugged up externally but seem to have … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
,My chicken has what looks like a prolapsed vent which seems to have
, My chicken has what looks like a prolapsed vent which seems to have a thick spike sticking out of it… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
41,154 satisfied customers
Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance
Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance on feathers around vent… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Jersey Black Giant chicken, 3 years old, always a
I have a Jersey Black Giant chicken, 3 years old, always a reliable egg layer. However, she is losing feathers and has a red vent. The feather loss is not the same pattern as the regular molt -- she i… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
I have a 20 week old chicken. She laid a rather large egg on
I have a 20 week old chicken. She laid a rather large egg on Thursday, no egg on Friday, but icky butt. I gave her a nice warm epson salt bath and blow dry and cleaned up the mess and discovered that … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I bought 14 baby chics ... all inoculated for Mareks, i've
I bought 14 baby chics ... all inoculated for Mareks, i've been keeping their box clean (every 3-4 days they get new pine shavings... and one is not thriving, not growing much, has poo that sticks to … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always
I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always notiived orange loose stool, which I have thought to be cecal poop. They are mainly in a large 8ftx8ft coop with a hen house of 4x6 fee… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicks: week old..pen, it doesnt look like diarrhea..their poo
We have 150 week old chicks. (White Rocks) In the pen, it doesn't look like diarrhea, but their poo is sticking to their bottoms, we have lost a couple that have a significant amount on them. What sho… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My golden laced wyandotte appears to have something large,
My golden laced wyandotte appears to have something large, round and red handing outside of her vent. I have called all over and cannot find a vet for chickens. She is in obvious pain. I have a warm c… read more
Dr. Young
Dr. Young
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
165 satisfied customers
hens: backyard..started laying slightly bloodied eggs..bleeding
We have 3 backyard hens 2 are approx a year and one approx 5 months in age. A couple of days ago one of the older hens started laying slightly bloodied eggs. Then had some significant bleeding from th… read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
317 satisfied customers
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