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 Post subject: Is this vent gleet?
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:46 pm 
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Hello. I’m new here and fairly new to caring for backyard chickens - we have 8 in a large fenced off area of the property. . I’m very concerned about one of my girls whose back end doesn’t look very healthy. Dirty feathers and not fluffy like the others. She’s sometimes sleepy, and shunned a bit by the others, although eating and drinking. We’ve had issues with stickfast fleas which we treat regularly. And they get wormed and bedding dusted with mite powder.
I managed to catch her today to wash her in warm water with Dettol. There seems to be a whitish area in her vent. From my searches I’m wondering if she has vent fleet and this is thrush. I have taken a photo.
Any advice very gratefully received.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this vent fleet?
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:24 pm 
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Vent gleet seems to be a fairly generalised condition, but yes I’ve had birds with exactly that problem. One particular bird would get it a couple of times a year.

The treatment I gave was warm salty washes followed by lashings of “savlon” around and inside the vent, although I’m sure any antiseptic cream would do the job. Keep it up for a few days and it will clear up.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this vent fleet?
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:13 am 
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a good clue as to whether it is vent gleet---wait for it---is to carefully sniff in general direction of chook's bum.

vent gleet smells awful. not at all chookie

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