Chick With Infected Butt *Graphic Picture* ~More Help Post #16~

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Louieandthecrew, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Hello all,
    I just recently got my fifteen chicks, but I want to get RIGHT to the point, so: One of my chicks has an infected bum. Or so I beleive. I have a picture of it, but it's NOT a very good one. Here it is, and any help on how to help her (the chick) would be great:
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    So, what do you think? Thoughts, comments, help, etc. are appreciated.
    - Louie
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011
  2. juniper8209

    juniper8209 In the Brooder

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    One of my chicks just had the same thing. I cleaned him off, put some antibiotic ointment on it and separated him from the others. Unfortunately, he died this afternoon...wouldn't eat or drink. I hope someone can answer your questions for you!
     
  3. chkn

    chkn Songster

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    Somebody had a chicken with a big red swollen but like that and the doc said it was a kidney infection and the diarrhea from it was irritating the behind. The doc put the chicken on antibiotics. So I'd start getting some antibiotics down her what you have then look around here for the most appropriate one.
     
  4. rebelchickens

    rebelchickens In the Brooder

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    Antibiotic Ointment seems like an easy solution. Is over the counter okay?
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I recently got my new chicks as well and one of the chicks' vent was awkwardly protruding about the 4th day. The other chicks were picking on it relentlessly and I culled it. You might consider the same.
     
  6. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:Agreed, that chick is only going to suffer.
     
  8. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Hmmmm... Well, I'll have to check her out again and possibly bring something along the lines of Neosporin(?).
     
  9. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    IMO it's just best to put her down. I don't think antibiotics will treat something like that, and as Nancy said, you don't want to overwelm their system. They're just too young.
     
  10. Northwood Silkies

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    I agree, I would cull the poor thing [​IMG]
     

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