Blocked vent - Warm bum bath?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jazzy Jo Bob, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Jazzy Jo Bob

    Jazzy Jo Bob New Egg

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    Jun 21, 2010
    I am a 3 day new chicken keeper - and super green! For two days one of my meat chicks has had poop collecting around his bum. I have been wiping it, but it persists. Even though he won't like it, should I try running luke-warm water over it to soften the stool? What has worked for others?
     
  2. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    I have had just one chick with pasty bum but boy is it persistant.

    I soak her bum in warm water to soften the dried, stuck on poop and then gently use a paper towel to get it off.

    She is getting better but it still is a everyday routine.
    Nothing seems to have worked maybe it will just take more time.
     
  3. Jazzy Jo Bob

    Jazzy Jo Bob New Egg

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    Thank you. I used warm water and a q-tip. He didn't like it, but he was reasonably patient as long as I was gentle. Unfortunately the wiping matted down his feathers, so his skin looked pretty raw. I put a little bag balm on it. I am hoping that was the right thing to do - I don't have vasoline.... He seems alright so far.....
     

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