Chick with odd looking anus. Cant tell if constipated, normal, or pasty.

Mthawkins08

In the Brooder
Dec 20, 2020
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I noticed the anus seems to stick out with something brown at the end. I cant tell if its normal or not (under is brown from me cleaning poop around it)
The chick eats and drinks normally. Should I separate from the rest to see if it poops normally?
 

Aapomp831

Crowing
Oct 4, 2017
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It is called a “vent” and it looks like it has pasty butt. You can carefully clean the area with a q-tip dipped in warm water, but be very careful not to rip the delicate skin around the vent.... you have to remove the poop completely to avoid a blockage; pasty butt can be deadly to chicks if it treated immediately.
 

Mthawkins08

In the Brooder
Dec 20, 2020
15
3
14
We cleaned the vent with a q tip and it looks like the vent it self is backed up. I might make a little warm bath tub for her to sit in for a while if the q tip isn't working
It is called a “vent” and it looks like it has pasty butt. You can carefully clean the area with a q-tip dipped in warm water, but be very careful not to rip the delicate skin around the vent.... you have to remove the poop completely to avoid a blockage; pasty butt can be deadly to chicks if it treated immediately.
 

Aapomp831

Crowing
Oct 4, 2017
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Lincolnton, NC
We cleaned the vent with a q tip and it looks like the vent it self is backed up. I might make a little warm bath tub for her to sit in for a while if the q tip isn't working
Yes that should work. Maybe a little dawn dish soap as long as you thoroughly dry her, or make sure she goes right back under the heat lamp. Also watch the other chicks and make sure they don’t peck at her vent and cause injury. Chicks are very attracted to abnormalities and curiosity will cause them to peck.
 

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