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Chick With A Bare Bottom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jquattlebaum, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. jquattlebaum

    jquattlebaum Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first flock and as I was checking my girls for pasty butt I noticed one has a bald spot by her vent.
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    Is she just getting picked on by one of the others or is it something more serious?
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have chicks with pasty butt? Did that one?

    MrsB
     
  3. jquattlebaum

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    She had a bit of build up but it wasn't blocking her vent.
     
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    None of my other girls had any though.
     
  5. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she's active, eating, drinking, pooping, and you don't see any of the others "going for" her, I bet she'll be okay. :)

    Nothing looks red or inflamed, oozing, or crusty.

    MrsB
     
  6. jquattlebaum

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    She's acting just fine so I'm hoping I'll start seeing her bottom become fuzzy again! I've wanted chickens for so long and I now that I have them I want to make sure I'm doing everything right. Thank you for your input!
     
  7. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could put a little dab of Neosporin on her bum... If it would make you feel better. :)

    You are doing a great job!

    MrsB
     
  8. BertandMary

    BertandMary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our 5 week old BLRW has a bit of that going on too. He is acting normal so we just monitor him daily. His feathers are coming in just fine so no need to worry unless we see signs as indicated previously. Sometimes, they just have different. and often inconsequential, things going on.
     

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