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new chick had pluged vent and now limps on one leg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wyomingleghorn, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. wyomingleghorn

    wyomingleghorn Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 6, 2011
    Hi all

    Recieved 26 new white leghorns a week ago and have one little one that i noticed dirty vent, cleaned like supposed to and he or she is limping on one leg. I have paper towels ovet pine shavings in brooder box. And the chick has a scabe just below the vent. the chick eats and drinks and i seen him or her poop but still very small compared to the rest. any suggestions

    thank in advance
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Put enough molasses in the water to make it the color of weak tea, and put a little Neosporin on the vent.
    Good luck.
  3. wyomingleghorn

    wyomingleghorn Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 6, 2011
    Thanks for the quick reply
    Have used the molassas, and the scab is not on the vent but below more between the legs, but did not think about neosporen, any idea about that scab
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I am no expert, but could the scab be the "umbilical" cord healing?
    Can you post a picture? It would help the real experts here.
    Also are you seeing any of the other chicks pecking at the scab?

    Good luck,


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