3 wk old chick bloody vent **GRAPHIC PICS** (please don't look if you faint easily)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WooingWyandotte, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll get right to the point - went outside, checked on chicks, found bantam with bloody vent. It looks as if she is trying to poop something out.
    I have her in a box with pine shavings and some food & water. Currently on Med. Chick starter, fresh water morning and evening. Just today we put her and her buddies outside for playtime in a little movable run.

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  2. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Please hurry, I don't think she will live much longer.
     
  3. weimlikeschicks

    weimlikeschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it inside or on the outside of the vent?

    Does it look like an injury or an internal bleeding thing?

    Did you perform general first aid (clean and inspect, try and stop bleeding, etc.)?

    How long ago did this happen?

    I'll be honest, I'm not the best person to give advice, but lets try and get some general info so that when someone who knows there stuff shows up they can get right to it.
     
  4. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    I've been inspecting it and it looks internal. There is no wound or anything outside of the vent, but blood comes out little by little from the inside. Plus, the upper vent is swollen a bit and purple.
    No I have left it alone, not sure if that's the right thing to do, but as there was no wound I could see, I let it be.
    This happened about half an hour ago.
     
  5. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Update:

    She just pooped a normal looking poop with no blood on it...so it might not be internal? And suddenly she's acting all normal, scratching around and moving. Whereas a few minutes ago she was lethargic.
    My brother thinks she was constipated, is that possibly true?
     
  6. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    As of this morning, she's fine.

    The swelling went down and she's pretty much normal...except there is still blood coming out of it.
     
  7. I am glad she is okay!!
     
  8. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    i would still take her to the vets kust to be safe
     
  9. WooingWyandotte

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    Vets around here don't think so much about chickens. I'm on my own - never have taken a chicken to the vet and probably never will.

    Besides - I like doing the stuff by myself.
     
  10. momma-hen

    momma-hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a prolapsed vent. How is she doing?
     

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