Chick pooping on itself...not diarrhea...irritated bottom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fuzzbot, May 1, 2009.

  1. Fuzzbot

    Fuzzbot Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2009
    Branchport, NY
    First time owning chickens since I was in middle school and I need a little help with one of my chicks!
    One of my little meatie chicks (6 days old) is pooping on itself... it's not runny, it's just sticking to below its vent and irritating the skin. I've cleaned it off multiple times and it keeps happening. Its crop isn't full but there seems to be some food in there. It keeps trying to clean itself off and it's making the irritation worse. I separated it and it is miserable, however it's not acting sick besides picking at its irritated bottom.
    I put a very small amount of apple cider vinegar in its water.
    A vet friend said it could be enteritis but I thought that would involve diarrhea?
    If someone can give me a clue what to do, I would really appreciate it. I don't want to lose one of my chickie buddies!
    Thanks very much!
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    first the best way is to use this for feed
    1/2 gallon of feed
    1/2 cup of play school sand and feed only it to chick
    then he will clear up the bad manure
    also give him some
    natural probiotic wet mash
    3 tsp of dry crumbles
    6 tsp of milk any kind
    1 tbsp of yoguart non flavored
    mix good and feed him
    what he will eat in 20-30 minutes
    keep un used amt in frig and give to him at nite
    hope this does the trick

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