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Little roo vent problems

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I have a 8ish week old LO roo... as a little chick, he was having vent issues and his vent was red and sore looking and didn't really have feathers covering it. now, he is all better LOOKING, but still squats and takes a while to poop. i am also planning on using him for breeding and i do not want this to affect his ability to do so. is this a problem that will affect him forever? will it pass on to his babies?

 

thanks!

 
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post #2 of 8
That's not something anyone can give you an answer to, you will have to wait and see if he can fertilize the eggs.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 8

What is an LO?

 

Did he ever have coccidosis.....bloody stool....pasty butt?

If the pooping problems were not a result of illness,

he may have some genetic malformation and reproducing him might not be a good idea.

 

Might be only time will tell if..... he can 'get the job done' and/or his offspring are healthy.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #4 of 8
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LO is a lavender orpington... i was guessing his vent was damaged during sexing at the hatchery? Accidents do happen...
 
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post #5 of 8

Truthfully, I don't think you want to breed an injured bird. You really don't know the cause of this, and it is a weakness that you would not want passed on, and may not be able to be passed on as in he may not breed.  I think you should be looking for a replacement breeder if this is the breed you want to pursue. From an animal husbandry point of view, you do not use unthrifty animals to breed. It may have not been a genetic fault, but I think waiting to find out will take a lot of time.

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post #6 of 8
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Mrs.K, don't be such a dream crusher! Lol, kidding. I think i will just keep an eye on him... he has a great temperament! So sweet and friendly. He was also a birthday gift... so i really want to use him smile.png but, i will take your advice if he doesn't get better sad.png
 
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Though I'm broken, I am running
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post #7 of 8

I have to weigh in with Mrs. K on this one.  If you ever intend to sell chicks, you owe it to your future customers, and the integrity of this fairly new breed to only use sound animals in your breeding program.  It would be fine to keep him as a pet quality bird, but to use him as a breeder... that would not be appropriate.  I don't believe she is being a dream crusher.  I do think that she is verbalizing responsible animal husbandry.  Follow your dream of breeding this color of orpington, but get a different rooster!  I have a blue orp that hatched from a shipped egg, and he is a pretty boy for sure.  

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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post #8 of 8
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I was totally kidding on the dream crusher thing... i agree with her. i do not want to give anyone a low quality bird :)

 
You're the joy joy joy lighting my soul
The joy joy joy making me whole
Though I'm broken, I am running
Into Your arms of love.

~Rend Collective

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You're the joy joy joy lighting my soul
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Though I'm broken, I am running
Into Your arms of love.

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