New chick with swollenish vent

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by haunani, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. haunani

    haunani Out Of The Brooder

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    I brought home 3 EE chicks yesterday and noticed one had some dried poop stuck to its bum. I cleaned it off under warm water, and it looked slightly swollen.

    Today I noticed one of the other chicks is quite interested in the other's bum and occasionally pecks at it, which the other chick then peeps loudly and runs away (I would too if someone pecked me!).

    Is there anything I can do to dissuade the bum pecking and perhaps to make the one chick more comfortable?

    (It has pooped normal poop since it was cleaned off.)
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there - one word - Blukote. Put a small spot of Blukote or 'no-pick' on the bum and that will stop the other chick from pecking. Keep a close eye on the chick for a few days, [​IMG]
     
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  3. haunani

    haunani Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Why didn't I think of something so simple, lol.
     
  4. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes we can't see wood for trees...[​IMG]
     
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