2 wk.old chick with "poo" problem

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I'm excited to be a member now! I have a problem that some of you have experienced too. One of my 2 wk. old Polish Crested chicks has a problem in the anal area. He poops large clumps, and the opening is large and red. I have given warm water baths, and even smeared Preparation H on the area, but it still looks bad. What else can I do? He is eating and drinking well. Thanks to all.
 

ChickNanny13

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:welcome What are you feeding your chick? Do you have Chick Girt available? You could put some ACV (with the Mother) in it's water (1T/gal). Are you brooding indoors or outdoors? What are you using for heating?

Is the poop sticking to it's butt down? Is it soft or firm? You can use a QTip with warm water to gently work away any stuck poop. Pictures worth thousand words, could you get us a picture of it's butt area? Poop?
 

ChickNanny13

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Ok what are you doing for heat? Are they able to get away for the heat if they're too warm? Over heating causes some poo issues. They do a "soft" cecal poo now & then, that's the really stinky one. It could be the chick was just having a "bad" day. 20% is good. You can also stop with the paper towels if you wish, they're "old enough" to deal with the shavings but they will get it everywhere (feed & water).
 
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My poor baby looks awful in the rear, but he is eating, drinking, running,etc. What is the problem? Is there such a thing as "rectal prolapse"? Please help me to help him! 2017-03-06 23.14.30.jpg 2017-03-06 23.14.41.jpg 2017-03-06 23.15.34.jpg
 

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