Is there something wrong with this chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Trish1974, May 24, 2019.

  1. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

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    I have a 3 day old chick that has been standing around with its eyes closed, wings sometimes held out from its body, and its rear end is throbbing. The anal opening is clear, but it looks a little inflamed.
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    (I had cleaned some dried poop off the area below the vent area which is why it looks wet). What could be wrong with this chick and is there anything I can do to help? They are in a brooder with a Premier heating plate, medicated chick starter and clean water. If it matters, I had put a few drops of Nutridrench in yesterday's water.
     
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Was the poop blocking the vent opening? It could have been that, since untreated pasty butt leads to toxic waste buildup.
     
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  3. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    check your birds everyday for a pasty butt. It's so easy to treat, but can kill your birds.
     
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  4. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

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    Nope, the dried poop was below.
    I do, and just noticed it this morning.
     
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  5. Shadow Source

    Shadow Source Songster

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    It looks okay, she might just be very tired, escaping an egg prison is hard work, but let us know if there is any other problems.
     
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  6. Shadow Source

    Shadow Source Songster

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    Also, a lot of my chicks act tired, and week, and don't like to move so I add sugar to their water it gets them perked up.
     
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  7. hop_skip_anda_heartbeat

    hop_skip_anda_heartbeat In the Brooder

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    Could it be an anal tear from clearing away the hardened poop? Maybe give it some time and add an antibiotic to the area if it remains throbbing/inflamed?
     
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