Abnormal body and puffy bum.

PaulPike

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Rather a safe than sorry post.

Chick had pasty bum twice and now just looks odd. Chest seems to be flared out and butt seems inflamed. She is not as active as the other gals and spends most her time under the brooder heat instead of roaming like her friends.
 

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Can you get some photos of her vent?

Does she have access to grit?

From what I can sort of see in the photo, her crop is quite full and her vent is swollen. She may be constipated. Her vent need some attention. Watch to see if she can actually poop or if her vent is clogged with poop.

Give her 1/2 tsp coconut oil twice a day. Make sure she's hydrated/drinking, offer some wet feed after she's drinking.
See that her crop is emptying overnight.

Photos of her poop would be good too.
 

PaulPike

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She had a little poop on her vent there and I cleaned it off to show her actual vent.

Her crop is very full. I gave it a little massage and the chick visibly relaxed.

I will give a little coconut oil and another massage later.
 

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Put this chick on puppy pads so she's not eating bedding.

Offer her wet feed for a few days and continue with giving the coconut oil twice a day for a few days.
Make sure her crop is emptying overnight.

The vent doesn't look good. Keep it unclogged, but take care when cleaning her to not cause further damage. Mix a little epsom salts in warm water, apply wet compresses to her vent for about 5-10 minutes after she's cleaned. Do this a couple of times a day. Dry her very well - use a hair dryer on low to dry her fluff taking care to move the drying around and not burn her. After she's dry, apply a light layer of oil, ointment, vaseline, etc. to the vent and surrounding tissue to help sooth it.
 

PaulPike

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So her bum is still a little swollen but she is pooping fine and it looks like her crop is emptying.

Took a picture of her poop as maybe someone can tell me if she is actually fine
 

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PaulPike

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Per the previous posters suggestions I have been giving her some coconut oil and an option of electrolyte water (normal water also available).

As far as food. Doing Dumor 20% chick starter/grower.
 

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Per the previous posters suggestions I have been giving her some coconut oil and an option of electrolyte water (normal water also available).

As far as food. Doing Dumor 20% chick starter/grower.
That sounds good.
I might have picked that poop apart a bit, dissection can often tell you more
Just keep an eye on it....hopefully things keep moving well.
 

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