a baby chick with a swollen bottom

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 31665, May 29, 2008.

  1. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure what it is called (vent?) 1 week old is pink and swollen she had a pasty buy yesterday I washed it removed dry junk and put some vasoline it looks clean but pink and swollen. Any Ideas I am a newbe
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure the other chicks are not pecking at her little fuzzy butt. Keep an eye on her and make sure she's eating and drinking. Keep her butt cleaned.
     
  3. MtnAly

    MtnAly Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chicks had this same problem too. I just kept an eye on her and she was fine. A few of the other chicks did peck at it every now and then, but she's fine in spite of it! Poor baby....
     
  4. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch ----- poor baby with a sore tuschy. Is there such a thing as pampers for chickies?
     
  5. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to dust a little Aeromycin powder on her hiney (some will absorb through skin, especially if she's raw there) or add some to water for a few days to help her out in case she's got any infection causing the swelling.
    Best wishes.
     
  6. bionic_chicken

    bionic_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tiniest bit of Preparation H will bring down the swelling and give relief.
     

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