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Vent Problems in Chickens

A problem with the Vent (the area where the egg, urine, faeces and urate pass) due to infection, being egg bound or a prolapse.

Symptoms of Vent Problems are as follows:

  • Swelling in the area
  • Redness
  • Discharge
  • Feathers stuck to Vent
  • Odour
  • Pecking at back end.

Prevention, management and Treatment:

  • Actual vent problems are serious and should be seen by a Vet. Treatment involves feeding chicken back to  full health, increasing immunity, reducing stress and medications for any infection.