Can anyone give me information on pasty butt in chicks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Honeysuckle, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Honeysuckle

    Honeysuckle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Burnin' up in KY
    I have a chick that's vent area is matted with liquid. There's a yellow discharge coming from it's vent. They are from a hatchery and were not given a vaccine for Marak's diease and corrises (Spelled wrong, but I belive this is where they crap blood. Such a nice word for it too.)
    I'll try and upload some pictures later.
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    first the word your looking for is coccidiosis
    they have blood in manure when they have coccidiosis

    besides that isn't what is wrong with the chicks
    first How old are they?
    chicks do not get coccidiosis when first hatched
    about 4-8 weeks old if put out on new ground they will get coccidiosis from the germs being in the soil

    now I would say they may have some kind of infection due to a cold or the like
    I wounder if you called the hatchery and described it to them if they would know what virus they may have gotten?

    I would put the whole group on
    2 tbsp of applecider vinegar per gallon of water

    What size waterer do you have?
    you need to get something into them to restore the gut flora

    I wouls immediately feed them the
    natural probiotic wet mash
    1 qt of dru crumbles
    2 qts milk fresh, sour or buttermilk
    1/2 cup of yoguart non flavored

    feed this to them in amts of 1-2 tsp per chick
    and what they will eat in 20-30 minutes time

    thewn clean up the wet feeder and restock dry crumbles

    feed this mixture twice a day for a week then once a weel for life to get their gut flora startrd

    keep us posted

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by