bird picking at its feathers near vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smom1976, May 6, 2008.

  1. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    My 4 day old chick is picking at its feathers near its vent.. well it is to the left and to the right
    has anyone seent this
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It could be preening itself or it could be getting pasty butt and it's trying to get it out or off.
     
  3. Meesh

    Meesh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 12, 2008
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    One of mine did that persistently for about 2-3 weeks. I never figured out why, but she would pick it bloody. Never saw any other chicks picking, just her. She got better eventually.

    Cheers,
    Michelle
     
  4. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    I dont think that it is pasty butt.. I did put a little Petrolium Jelly on the vent. I dont think it is because the vent is clean. ???

    I hope that it is nothing and will heal itself. I am going to go to the farm supply store tomorrow afternoon.
     

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