New chick with a funny looking vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CANDLE98, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I hatched out some BO's and one of the smallest ones has a vent that is red and puffy. It just looks really irritated. Is this a chicken version of hemrioids? Thank you
    Jessica
     
  2. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll need to post a pic.
     
  3. cyanne

    cyanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes they can get irritated and swollen back there and start to prolapse a bit. Just keep the area clean and apply some antibiotic ointment (NOT the kind with pain killers because it is poison for chickens) to head off infection. If it is really swollen you can also use regular preparation H (non-pain relief version) to help reduce the swelling and help things go back where they should.


    Oh, and keep an eye out to make sure the other chicks are not pecking at the one with the puffy butt. Sometimes they do that and they can really do some damage.
     
  4. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thank you so much! So it is kinda like chicken hemorriods! Good nothing serious! Thanks for the advise on not using pain antibiotic ointment, I didn't know that it was poisionus. Wow we really need spell check on here! Sorry I can't spell!
     

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