My baby needs help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wackygoose, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. wackygoose

    wackygoose New Egg

    Jun 28, 2011
    I walked out to our chicken coop today and one of my girls was on her side. . . she is listless and a red comet, those two don't mix. She has a swollen gizzard and a puffy vent area. i got a little water down her and splashed her with some cool water - under her winds and on her head. Can anybody help? i think she's getting worse.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    can you give us more info?

    how old?
    other symptoms?
  3. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    So sorry. No idea what this might mean but hopefully my post will bump the thread so someone more knowledeable will see it.
  4. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    I'm not an expert but you mentioned her vent be swollen. She may have vent glet or pasted vent. I read where you are suppose to carefully pull off the feathers from around the vent and express the fecal material from the rectum by gently pushing below it, near the chicks belly. Yes they will scream, as I would if it were me! My chick's vent was pasted and all I needed to do was hold a warm wet wash cloth to the vent for several minutes and wash it clean. Good luck and hopefully someone with more expertise will reply.

    P.S. If your chicks are still relatively young, you might not have to remove any feathers if such is the case.
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011

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