I have only bantams, and I've had probably over 200 chicks at this point. Never had any other look like that, and the other Seabrights I had didn't look like that either.
You're right though...it's protruding some but not to the point of prolapse.
Between Google and this site, I believe this to be a protruding vent on my 2 week old Silver Seabright.
She's not growing like the others either, but she's eating and drinking just fine (though she perpetually needs her butt cleaned, obviously.)
Any suggestions on what I can do for her?
I can't get him to open his tiny mouth for a dropper...not to mention for coconut oil, but I'll try!
No pictures of poop, and I can't say that I can now identify which "plops" we're discussing, but they weren't watery...just normal I'd say.
I can get my hands on some Corid today, and we do...
Seems about the same if not slightly more engorged. That area last night felt like a water balloon. This morning, it feels less "waterlike" and more fleshy? I can feel nothing inside it when massaging except what feels like the tiniest grain or something or other...not sure if that even means...
We use essentially shop lights during the day, and at night they gave only the red/heat lamp (through they seem to stay rather active even with only that.)
I have always had the grit mixed in the feed as recommended by Privett Hatchery, and I've had over 100 chicks without issue until this one...
This little one has been fine until we just noticed this today... about 10 minutes ago.
The area seems swollen (sort of).
The chicks is still eating and drinking, but he doesn't seem to be as active as he was before.
I'm guessing this is an impacted crop, but I have no idea what to do!
What color foot should the Silver Have? I ordered 5 of them, and I have 5 chicks that look just like that one. Other options in my order are Plymouth and Americana.
Otherwise just Silkies, D'Uccle, and Frizzle Cochins (all feather-legged) so those aren't options.
Yes, I have 2 BCCs (pic attached of 1 of them) so I know exactly what they look like, and I knew what had been identified a few weeks ago (on this forum) as a BCC just wasn't.
I didn't really know much better then so I took the comments as valid, but I'm glad I followed up. :)