Little roo vent problems

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TroyerGal, May 21, 2016.

  1. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 8ish week old LO roo... as a little chick, he was having vent issues and his vent was red and sore looking and didn't really have feathers covering it. now, he is all better LOOKING, but still squats and takes a while to poop. i am also planning on using him for breeding and i do not want this to affect his ability to do so. is this a problem that will affect him forever? will it pass on to his babies?

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    That's not something anyone can give you an answer to, you will have to wait and see if he can fertilize the eggs.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    What is an LO?

    Did he ever have coccidosis.....bloody stool....pasty butt?
    If the pooping problems were not a result of illness,
    he may have some genetic malformation and reproducing him might not be a good idea.

    Might be only time will tell if..... he can 'get the job done' and/or his offspring are healthy.
  4. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    LO is a lavender orpington... i was guessing his vent was damaged during sexing at the hatchery? Accidents do happen...
  5. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    Truthfully, I don't think you want to breed an injured bird. You really don't know the cause of this, and it is a weakness that you would not want passed on, and may not be able to be passed on as in he may not breed. I think you should be looking for a replacement breeder if this is the breed you want to pursue. From an animal husbandry point of view, you do not use unthrifty animals to breed. It may have not been a genetic fault, but I think waiting to find out will take a lot of time.
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  6. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mrs.K, don't be such a dream crusher! Lol, kidding. I think i will just keep an eye on him... he has a great temperament! So sweet and friendly. He was also a birthday gift... so i really want to use him :) but, i will take your advice if he doesn't get better :(
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    I have to weigh in with Mrs. K on this one. If you ever intend to sell chicks, you owe it to your future customers, and the integrity of this fairly new breed to only use sound animals in your breeding program. It would be fine to keep him as a pet quality bird, but to use him as a breeder... that would not be appropriate. I don't believe she is being a dream crusher. I do think that she is verbalizing responsible animal husbandry. Follow your dream of breeding this color of orpington, but get a different rooster! I have a blue orp that hatched from a shipped egg, and he is a pretty boy for sure.
  8. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was totally kidding on the dream crusher thing... i agree with her. i do not want to give anyone a low quality bird :)

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