4-5 Week old chick had prolapsed vent not doing well getting pecked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chuckzoo, May 22, 2010.

  1. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Yesterday I noticed one of my two chicks had what looked like a prolapsed vent. I put a little sugar on it and it went back in, but the other chick was pecking her behind so I put some vaseline on it. She is not looking very good today.

    Age 4-5 weeks will be 5 weeks on Tuesday

    Seems hard for her to move around, she seems uncomfortable.

    She has been eating, I mixed yogurt in with their crumbles yesterday.

    Had trouble pooping initially they had been eating the newspaper in the brooder.

    This morning she had a watery poop with lots of white in it.

    I am feeding non-medicated chick feed.

    Please advise what should I do.

    Thank you Jenny
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How is the little chick doing? If you see it starting to lapse out again, you might try a little prep-h on it.

    Have you offered any grit or sand yet?

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