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Hi y'all! I am very new at raising chickens and have a lot to learn!

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I got my first 10 chickens 2 weeks ago and it has been a joy and true learning experience.

I have gotten a lot of help from this website and thought I would join the club.

Hope as I learn from y'all, I can be a help to others who are new to all this too.

I do have a question:

One of my chicks has been constipated. I gave it a warm, butt bath twice and it has helped her go and she seems to be doing a little better but her bottom is still swollen. Is there anything I can do to help her with that or will it eventually go down on it's own? 

Thanks ahead for any help on this issue.

Theresa 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif Theresa

Glad you could join us here! The swelling should go down, pasty butt sure can strain them so keeping an eye on her and making sure she does not clogged up anymore and it all should settle down. You could also try some apple cider vinegar in their water as this can help with pasty butt.

Wishing you the very best of luck with your chicks in the future. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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Thanks!
Yes, I am trying that too!
I put 2 teaspoons of Braggs ACV in 1 gallon of water and have been filling their waterer with it. I was thinking it shouldn't hurt the others to have some.
Is that a right amount of ACV per gallon for baby chicks?
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That's how much I use and I have not had problems. The others will be fine to have it too big_smile.png
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Sometimes putting some Vaseline around the vent will help protect the skin  as well.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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