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My 2 day old chick keeps getting pasted vent

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Megs Eggs, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Megs Eggs

    Megs Eggs New Egg

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    Hi, my two day old chick keeps getting pasted vent. I have 6 chicks total, one gets it every day. Iʻm out there everyday at least two times a day cleaning her. None of the other chicks get it as often as her. What do I do?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sometimes the temperature is either too hot or too cold so check what it is. I haven't tried it yet but I've read adding some raw cornmeal to their feed can help as well as adding some greens.
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Also, try smoothing coconut oil on this chick's vent. With having to clean it that often, it's liable to get irritated and swollen. The coconut oil will soothe, heal, kill bacteria and fungus, and help the poop to keep from sticking so much.
     
  4. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a quart of water, that cleared up my chicks in just a few days! Continue cleaning her when she gets pasted and rub a little bit of coconut oil on it, until the ACV clears her up. :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016

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