Raising LivestockEpsom Salt For Vent Gleet

Epsom Salt For Vent Gleet

Learn how to cure vent gleet in chickens with Epsom salt. If you have a chicken that has or gets bouts of very stinky diarrhea this cure may help you to treat the problem. Some chickens suffer from nervousness which can cause diarrhea but if your chicken has vent gleet which is also known as stinky chicken butt there are signs. They will have diarrhea but the vent will also look red and inflamed. The feathers will be matted with the poo and possibly missing around the vent.

Epsom Salt For Vent Gleet

Vent gleet is a fungal yeast infection so you would want to treat it with antibiotics. They would probably make it worse since antibiotics kill both the good germs with the bad. I would probably offer affected hens a spoon of yogurt with active cultures every couple of days to try and get gut health built up along with this suggestion from Hen Cam for using Epsom salt mixed in water and administered to the affected birds. She has a chicken that came from a place where the queen chicken was pecking the other hens to death and so has a nervous disposition and  when she gets a little stressed she has another round of stinky chicken butt.  She tells us how to mix the Epsom salt with water and how much and how often to dose the bird. Make sure you read the comments after the article for even more info on chicken care.


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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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