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Help!! Chick with swollen vent, pics included

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Urbanchickens, May 24, 2007.

  1. Urbanchickens

    Urbanchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm posting pictures from yesterday and today. I had thought she was swollen for a few days but I'm a newbie and wasn't sure. I'm posting pics from yesterday and today. The other girls pecked her last night but I think she had some problems before they started. She's 2 wks old. Any ideas what is going on and what we can do for her??


    Yesterday:
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    Today:
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    Also today:
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    TIA!
    Karen
     
  2. iopele

    iopele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my chick did when he was constipated:

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    I gave him several drops of olive oil with a syringe, then gave him 1/2cc of sugar-water every 30 minutes. After about 2 hours, he pooped a TON. I did have to use a soft plastic earwax-spoon to help him get started, but 2 days later, he's doing great now and his vent looks normal.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Urbanchickens

    Urbanchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, I was in a hurry when typing my original post. Here's some add'l info...

    She is 2 wks old, seems to be eating and drinking OK, pooping OK, moving around OK (flying out of the cardboard box I used to isolate her), but she seems hot to the touch.

    Any more ideas?
     

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