Chick with some kind of vent problem (picture)?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BrittanyM, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. BrittanyM

    BrittanyM New Egg

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    This chick seems to be straining when pooping and has an odd looking bottom. Does anyone know what is wrong? This particular chick is at the bottom of the totem pole and had her tail pecked a couple weeks ago so badly it was bleeding. She recovered well after we sprayed her with red cote, but now this? Help!

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  2. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    looks like pasty butt to me

    have any mineral oil? Take chick, wash butt off with warm washcloth, let dry- take a q-tip with mineral oil or petroleum jelly and apply around the vent. repeat if nessecary.
     
  3. BrittanyM

    BrittanyM New Egg

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    Yes, I do. Thank you, I'll do that!
     
  4. NorthTexaschick

    NorthTexaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may need to soak her rear in warm water before you can get that off. I just had that issue with <week-old chicks.
     

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