First time having Chicks need help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shay88, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Shay88

    Shay88 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2016
    East Peoria, IL
    When I came home from work today I noticed that one of my chicks vents is super swollen. I've never had baby chicks so I have no idea what the cause of this is and what I can do to help my poor little girl. I washed her bottom in some warm water and cleaned her up with a q-tip. There wasn't any hard poo blocking her up. She's just over two weeks old. I also noticed that she's not as big as the others. Please help!

  2. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 29, 2016
    I don have any ideas but could you post more pictures to get a better idea, and call a chicken vet if you have one nearby
  3. room onthebroom

    room onthebroom Chicken Obsessed

    May 4, 2015
    Warm water compress sounds like a good idea as long as you dried her very well & she's keeping warm. Please go up to the BYC advanced search & type in things like 'chick vent' & 'chick prolapse'. There is a ton of info on these threads if you know how to search for it. I don't have any experience with vent prolapse, but I've read a lot of people have used Preparation H or Mineral Oil. Apparently you dab some on a Qtip & rub it on the vent. Also some electrolytes in their water couldn't hurt. Good luck!!!
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