Chick Won't Eat or Drink after Pasty Butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brandibm, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. brandibm

    brandibm New Egg

    Apr 7, 2016
    I have a Bantam chick I got 6 days ago. Two days ago I found that she had pasty butt. I cleaned her off and found she was inflamed. I then put petroleum jelly and a chicken aid to help heal the rawness on her bottom and from where some of her feathers came out.
    I noticed yesterday morning her crop was inflamed so I figured it was blocked. I held her on her side with her head down at an angle and massaged her crop. She threw up some of the larger chunks of feed. I then hand fed her water with electrolytes and vitamins every hour for the past two nights. I have also hand fed her water with electrolytes and vitamins, raw egg yolks, boiled egg yolks, ground up chick starter. She still won't eat or drink on her own. I can't keep waking up every hour to make sure she eats and drinks.
    What other suggestions do y'all have?
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Flock Master Premium Member

    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    Is she in with any other chicks? It's just that if one starts to eat they all instinctively want to tuck in. You could try using your finger to tap the food as if it were a beak if you get my drift and that may encourage her to try. You could try making a mash with the chick crumbles - I spend my days mixing up wet chick crumbles for my lot of bantam babies as they like it so much more than the dry crumbles. My experience is very limited so that's all I can suggest. I hope your baby makes a full recovery.

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