Baby chicks vent isnt flush I guess?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by xSlingsho66, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. xSlingsho66

    xSlingsho66 In the Brooder

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    The vent? I think its called. Or its anus... Is kinda odd on this one little gray chick. All the other ones there basically flush, this chick it kinda sticks out instead of being flush on the chicks butt the top sticks out basing the "vent/anus" to kinda point down toward the ground. It runs around and is happy seems fine was just wondering if this is normal? (this is one of the chicks thats getting the pasty butt) its also a batam if that matters. here is a pic. not real great though.

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  2. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

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    Make sure it's clean by wiping any crusty poop off. Give them some electrolytes and vits in their water,,, you by it @ the feed store.
    good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    I had that happen with a few of my pasty butt ones when I brooded them. It's a little bit of prolapse (I assume; can't see it that well.) Be sure you grease up the butt after cleaning. Hopefully time will take care of the problem; it did with mine.
     
  4. xSlingsho66

    xSlingsho66 In the Brooder

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    what do you mean by grease up the butt?
     
  5. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    use Vaseline or Bag Balm... some even use a vegetable oil
     
  6. xSlingsho66

    xSlingsho66 In the Brooder

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    lol alright will do. also a better description maybe (courtesy of my girlfriend) she says "it kinda looks like a female dogs pee thing" rofl i looked up prolapse and they are way diff looking then this. this looks natural its the same tone as the skin around it and it looks like it connects into the skin around it. its not bloody and inflamed or red or anything i keep trying to get a better pic but I cant [​IMG]
     
  7. xSlingsho66

    xSlingsho66 In the Brooder

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    heres a video



    still cant really see it but ehh I tried [​IMG]
     
  8. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    yeah, Just put a little something on it. Make sure she is getting water. And is not too hot
     
  9. xSlingsho66

    xSlingsho66 In the Brooder

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    I had to use veggy oil tonight... Will get some bagbalm or somethign tomarrow but didnt have any on hand hope the lil things ok. its my gfs baby lol

    Thanks for your help!
     
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    What are they eating or being fed?

    While it's nice to give them treats, I advise sticking to the basics. Starter and water. You can't go wrong with that and they need nothing else. No treats or vitamins or anything. Your basic starter/grower has all they need.
     

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