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Dirty vent on chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andrea1215, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. andrea1215

    andrea1215 In the Brooder

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    We just bought six two day old pullets yesterday from TSC, all are doing well, but one has a slightly dirty vent. We have cleaned it a couple of times. We have watched her after she is cleaned up, she poops, but it doesn't fall off, it just sticks to her fuzz. Any suggestions for what we should do? Thanks!
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    A little vaseline or cooking oil on her vent will fix that. You can also give her some grit. That may help. Check the temp in the brooder. Temp swings can cause pasting. Love your Dog avatar!
     
  3. andrea1215

    andrea1215 In the Brooder

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    We don't have any Vaseline on hand, but we have canola and olive oil, will either one work? The chicks already have grit, and I'm checking brooder temp now. Thanks!

    That is Charlie in my avatar, one of our Standard Poodles, he loves watching the chicks.
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    Either oil would be fine. I'd opt for the olive. I love standard poodles.
     

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