Chick with swollen contracting bottom.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Waddell85, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Waddell85

    Waddell85 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to this chicken thing but we have had our chicks for about 5-6 weeks. We got them at the hardware store and they called them straight runs? Anyways I have no idea how old they really are but they were still fuzzy when we got them and they are now fully feathered. There is one in particular that we thought was a roo because he is much bigger than the others and has a comb and wattles and a little more aggressive. I've noticed the last couple days tho that his bottom is very swollen and contracting. He lays around a lot and seems like he is panting? We caught him today and on the bottom of the swollen area it's getting bald and pretty red. Could our he be a she getting ready to lay or egg bound or is something else going on??? Help please!
     
  2. quesodano

    quesodano Out Of The Brooder

    ANy other Symptoms?>>> Diarrhea? Color of poop? Any Nasal Discharge? FLuffy feathers? Listless? Shivering?


    Have You Isolated it?
     
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  3. MiddleChild

    MiddleChild Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Waddell85

    Waddell85 Out Of The Brooder

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    No other symptoms that I notice. I haven't isolated, do I need to?
     
  5. Waddell85

    Waddell85 Out Of The Brooder

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    The link isn't working
     
  6. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it pooping?
     
  7. Waddell85

    Waddell85 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say yes but I honestly don't know. We have 14 other chicks. But when we caught him/her today there was poop on the swollen part. Like fresh poop. So he either laid in it or had just pooped. His feathers just do not look the same as the other chicks. I'll try to post a picture tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  8. Waddell85

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    The bottom is constantly contracting
     
  9. mshuey1

    mshuey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you can isolate the chick and put some bag balm on it's bottom and see if that helps. To if you isolate the chick then you can tell if it's eating, drinking etc. Also make sure to ck it's poop since it's the only one it should be easy to tell if it's normal or not. I hope this helps.
     
  10. SaraFL

    SaraFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Straight run means they could be male or female, they are not sexed. (Just FYI)

    Maybe you could post a few pics, to let the more experienced gauge the age of the bird, and maybe of its bottom?
     

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