Help! Poopy Plucked Chicken Butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sonjiarose, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. sonjiarose

    sonjiarose New Egg

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    We have a little chick picked up today with a bunch from Tractor Supply Co. Little guy/gal was looking unhappy and we noticed their bottom was coated in poop. CLeaned off poo with warm cloth and water, noticed that all the feathers on the bottom are gone. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  2. chicalot

    chicalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell but is its vent prolapsed? I'd put some vetericyn or similar on it and keep it cleaned off with lukewarm water if it gets dirty with poo.

    edit... look up pasty butt. Always be extremely careful cleaning their little hiney.
     
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  3. sonjiarose

    sonjiarose New Egg

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    After looking at pics ... Yes think vent might be prolapsed.
     
  4. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick may have gotten his butt picked. Just keep the vent clean. The other bare area is the naval. Leave that alone, looks ok, it should fuzz up in a few days. [​IMG]
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    ETA: it does stick out a bit much...you guys could be right...
     
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  5. sonjiarose

    sonjiarose New Egg

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    OK .. Chick is under 2 weeks .. Should not be prolapsed.
     
  6. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    even if it strained it should go back in ok I would think....it probably looks worse than it is because the down is missing around it.
     
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  7. sonjiarose

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    Thanks! Will keep it clean and clear
     

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