baby chick with swollen vent

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SCchiXs911, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. SCchiXs911

    SCchiXs911 New Egg

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    I have a rhode island red chick with a very swollen vent and some discharge, looks like she's constipated. She looks very weak and like she's an outcast. Does anyone know what might be wrong? I just want to make sure if she is sick that she doesn't infect the other chicks. Thanks
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    did this come on suddenly? Has she been laying. If so she could be egg bound - I think you should post this in the emergencies section then search for :Egg binding," while waiting for a response.
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. How old? Does it look like pasty butt?
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us but sorry to hear about your sick chickie. If it is truly a chick I wonder about pasty butt as 4-H Chicken Mom suggested! Good luck to you and have fun!!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG] - good luck with your chick
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Good luck with the chick.
     

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