hard, distended chick butt NEED Help or going to Cull!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cbasser, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. cbasser

    cbasser New Egg

    Mar 21, 2012
    NW Florida
    My chick is 1 1/2 weeks but had been acting sick since Saturday. It pasted up and I cleaned her off but she started acting sick. She went to a corner by herself and would just sleep. I treated for cocci. on Monday. She eats and drinks but not growing. She follows the other chicks around and tries to get underneath the older 4 week olds. She won't stop "crying." Her rear end is very hard and swollen. Only a small amount of poop is oozing out a couple times a day. I've tried warm water baths, molasses water, vitamins, and belly massage. Nothing seems to be helping. Please let me know what else I can do or if I should just end her misery.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    She is a failure to thrive. I would cull her. Sorry.

    Good luck.
  3. cbasser

    cbasser New Egg

    Mar 21, 2012
    NW Florida
    She died. [​IMG]
  4. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Sometimes they just CAN'T live.. you did what you could. She was hurting. [​IMG]
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 9, 2009
    I am so sorry to hear of the outcome but as CMV says she was a failure to thrive...she is at peace now.. you did all that could be done to help her - I am just so sorry that you have had to experience this awful ordeal.


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