chick health

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chittyn, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my 4 chicks has a bit of poo around its vent. The chicks still eats drinks an poos what should i do. also what should baby chicken poo look like ?
     
  2. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any one please
     
  3. ChickcrazyCharlie

    ChickcrazyCharlie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clean the poo off with a warm wet rag. Or hold its butt under warm wet water until its soft and gently remove it. Poo can come in many different colors and consistency. Unless its bloody, I wouldn't worry.
     
  4. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks. Do you think i should remove the poo even if there isnt much ?
     
  6. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    Yes. Vent should always be clean and "winking."
     
  7. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok have cleaned poo of vent it is clean now and "winking" the chick is eating drinking like the others. But just below its clocca there is a solid abcess im not sure what it is any thoughts ?
     
  8. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    theese are my first ever chicks so a i am still learning any thoughts would be much apreciated
     
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Every time I wash poo off, I blew dry their bottoms. I would was under warm running water.

    All poo must be removed. Otherwise it could turn out fatal if they get pasty butt for the young chick.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2011
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Could the "abcess" be the umbilical cord? Some have posted on here about that, and if you try the google search above you might find that it is something normal.
     

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