My 2 week old Copper Maran chick has a very swollen vent.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pam'sFunnyFarm, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Pam'sFunnyFarm

    Pam'sFunnyFarm New Egg

    Oct 14, 2010
    Yesterday I noticed that my Black Copper Maran chick has a swollen vent. She is two weeks old. There is no pasting up, but the rump is wet and swollen. I ran her butt under warm water today to clean and soothe the area. She seems distressed, but she is eating and drinking. I saw her poop and it was normal. Is there anything else I can do for her, and what is causing her vent to be so swollen?
  2. Pam,

    I don't think there is much you can do for her. I would keep a sharp eye on her and continue cleaning the vent. Make sure she is getting plenty of food and water [​IMG]

    Good luck!

  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I would use Preparation H as it is supposed to shrink swollen mucous membranes. It will also help if she does start pasting up.

    good luck.

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