HELP 2 week old female chick problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LynnPG, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. LynnPG

    LynnPG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think this little one is going to make it. Can anyone help
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    This was February 12th

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  2. Gorman Farm

    Gorman Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no expert but it looks like pasty butt or a prolapse. If it were mine I would try an epsom salt soak in warm water and then a dab of KY jelly. Hope it works out.
     
  3. LynnPG

    LynnPG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for helping me....
     
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  4. Anne4596

    Anne4596 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope the epsom salt works. If the poor thing gets worse, as much as it pains me to say, the best thing would be to cull. I love my birds, but I learnt that culling is sometimes the best thing for a suffering chick the hard way.
     
  5. Yemimah

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    Don't give up too soon. Pasty butt is not at all uncommon. Give the rest of them gro gel . This is an excellent save the day product for chicks and older birds too. Just make sure their temperature is correct in the brooder. I am always checking on my babies when they are very little like this. I am just entering our 7-8 week with the chicks I just got in January. I had 1- 2 chicks a day that had pasty butt. It is not uncommon. Just be gentle , keep the chick warm and dry it with tissue by gently fluffing it up / not rubbing the skin. It is good to check them often when they are little. Keep this one with the flock till the end . They know how to encourage one other more than you do. It's chances may not be slim just make sure it is eating and drinking. Give them warm water to encourage drinking when very small.[​IMG]
     
  6. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't give up, I got a chick worse then that . I washed her butt and applied coconut oil every day sometimes twice .... medication in water and then I added the water to their feed, they got the meds that way . It's been 3 weeks and her feather have started growing in[​IMG][​IMG],
    She is smaller then the rest but she's so friendly since I hold her so much !!
    Don't give up
     
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  7. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is her , she's small but tough!![​IMG]
     
  8. Yemimah

    Yemimah Out Of The Brooder

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    How did it go ? Did she make it?
     
  9. LynnPG

    LynnPG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is doing so much better. Thank you all for the advice.
     
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  10. Gorman Farm

    Gorman Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad to hear that...
     

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