Bare bottom chick Please help

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  1. sarat222

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    Im a first time chick owner and I just got baby chicks on Sunday, one has already died, but now my biggest one is laying down a lot,even while eating. Ot is also breathing hard.It's butt was covered in hard poop so cleaned it off but it's but looks so bare. Is this normal? And is it normal for it to be laying down so much?
     
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  2. lazy gardener

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    I'm guessing it has omphalitis. If so, it doesn't bode well for it. Is it's belly swollen and mushy?
     
  3. sarat222

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    I don't think so. It looks normal to me.
     
  4. sarat222

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    I don't think so. It looks normal to me. And the poop is normal too.
     
  5. lazy gardener

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    Sara, that view looks much more promising. Have you considered using fermented feed? When ever I've had chicks with digestive upsets, FF sets them straight within 24 hours.
     
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    I have not but I will deffenetly try that. Thank you
     
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    How do you ferment it
     
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    But will the time be too long. I don't want her to die before I can fees it to her.
     
  10. sarat222

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    But will the time be too long. I don't want her to die before I can fees it to her.
     
  11. sarat222

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    What about the reason for why she lays down so much. Lays down while eating. And even walking she like doesn't stand up all the way. When I stand her up she stands for maybe a couple seconds and then sits down.
     

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