5 Day Old with Sore Butt

MelissaA

Songster
10 Years
Dec 7, 2009
104
0
109
Gaston, OR
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!
 

HorseFeatherz NV

Eggink Chickens
10 Years
May 12, 2009
6,565
37
251
Sierra Foothills of Reno, NV
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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