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1 week old chick, vent protruding and wound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tracyree, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Tracyree

    Tracyree Songster

    May 6, 2011
    Just picked up 3 one week old chicks this weekend and when checking them for pasty butts, one of them's vents is protruding a bit and has a scab on it that was bleeding.

    The picture is of it after I cleaned up the blood and put neosporin on it.

    I did the neosporin in a panic, maybe not a good thing for a chick??

    Please tell me what to do??!


  2. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    neosporin w/out the pain relief ingredient has been listed as safe for chicken use on this board, so try not to freak out too much about that.
    That little one's vent looks like my pasty butt chicks in the past. I'd take a warm, wet washcloth and gently rub the vent until s/he poops to make sure it's not constipated. Beyond that, keep checking for pasty butt and make sure no one picks on it!

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