Someone please help me! My baby chick has a protruding vent , and she's very small as in smaller than all the other six bantams, we've had her for about a week now. She didn't grow much from the time we bought her to now and it's really freaking me out, especially because she has pasty butt. I just don't know what to do. Babylove is drinking and eating a lot but every time she tried to poop she just wiggles a little and nothing comes out. My baby's drinking enough water and eating enough but she won't lie down to sleep. It's almost as if she can't and this concerns me because she falls asleep standing and using the other chicks as supports. I really need help! I'm just hoping she doesn't die...and i can't cull her, it would just kill me. If I have to admit this, I'm only 13 and this isn't my first time raising baby chicks but it's the first time this has ever happened and I started crying when I thought that I might have to cull Babylove. please, please help! I really don't want to hurt Babylove either, I already pulled off the coating of pasty butt she had and her bum's a little cold but that's all. it killed me just to make her peep. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me
HELP! Protruding vent, maybe constipation?
I do not know if this is your chick because this says it happens in young laying hens. Here is the link too. Good Luck.
A prolapsed oviduct is when the lower part of a hens oviduct turns inside out and is left hanging outside of her vent. This condition is most common in young hens that have started laying too soon but can be inherited in some pure breeds, especially from exhibition lines. Prolapse is caused by the tissue that normally holds the oviduct in place being damaged. Other birds in the flock will often peck at the prolapse since hens are attracted to the red flesh. This will quickly kill the hen and a hen with a prolapse must be isolated quickly for this reason. The treatment for a small prolapse is to gently push the prolapse back in. To do this, hold the hen with her head down and using a little warmed liquid paraffin or petroleum jelly (Vasaline) gently reinsert the oviduct. Larger prolapses usually require veterinary treatment with antibiotics such as Tylan a prescription only medication to stop secondary infection. Generally speaking, hens that have had a serious prolapse will often prolapse again when they lay their next egg, or, if the oviduct is damaged, will not lay again.
I have new Bantam also with this problem. Im fairly new to raising chickens but was just asking for help also. My little baby is so raw she has no fluff left near the vent. I will keep you posted if anything works for us. Goodluck. Its my daughters baby and she is your age so I feel for you. Saying my prayers.
Thank you for your prayers, but my baby bantam died. She ended up having a back up of poop stuck in her vent. Before my chick died my mom massaged the protruding vent area and gently pushed on her abdomen and she said a lot of poop was backed up in her system. My mom believed that she intoxicated herself because of the backup. Shortly after her vent returned to normal, my baby chick died.
Now we have six bantams left and we found out that one isn't actually a bantam but a tophat. Oh well, I hope this helps anyone else with similar situations in their chicks.