5 Day Old with Sore Butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MelissaA, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. MelissaA

    MelissaA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, just wondering if anyone knows how to help my poor chick- about 4 days ago it had runny poop that totally sealed off it's vent for about 5-6 hours, when I got it off with warm water it was so swollen and appeared to have a little blood coming out the vent. It looks the same today except that all the down/ feathers are gone around the vent. I keep it clean, put some Neosporin on it last night but didn't seem to help. The chick stands up (doesn't want to lay down) and is crying constantly. I am sure it must sleep at some point, but I don't think it is eating or drinking much- it does try to go to the bathroom a lot and nothing comes out. I have tried to get it to eat and it nibbles a few pieces of food and that is it. Thanks!
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How is your little one doing?

    Give your little chicks a sandwich size container of sand - plain old, non treated sand. Your chicks will dust bathe, scratch and peck thru it. It should solve the chicks paste bum problem.


    I give all my incubator chicks sand on day 3 after hatch - which is the day most broodies leave the nest with the chicks and start scratching around.
     

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