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a baby chick with a swollen bottom

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Not sure what it is called (vent?) 1 week old is pink and swollen she had a pasty buy yesterday I washed it removed dry junk and put some vasoline it looks clean but pink and swollen. Any Ideas I am a newbe

post #2 of 6

Make sure the other chicks are not pecking at her little fuzzy butt.  Keep an eye on her and make sure she's eating and drinking.  Keep her butt cleaned.

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post #3 of 6

One of my chicks had this same problem too. I just kept an eye on her and she was fine. A few of the other chicks did peck at it every now and then, but she's fine in spite of it! Poor baby....

post #4 of 6

Ouch ----- poor baby with a sore tuschy.  Is there such a thing as pampers for chickies?

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One  little  red head country girl  crazy  about  chickens.  Just  moved  to South  Carolina  upstate 2 years ago and I  love it  here ! Mom  to  5 BO hens  and 14 new  Barred Rock  chicks I got a week ago,  life is  good!
                                             
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post #5 of 6

You might want to dust a little Aeromycin powder on her hiney (some will absorb through skin, especially if she's raw there) or add some to water for a few days to help her out in case she's got any infection causing the swelling.
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post #6 of 6

The tiniest bit of Preparation H will bring down the swelling and give relief.

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