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Pasty Butt left bloody spot. Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mom2chicksandpups, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    I have some new Bantam chicks that took a bit too long in the mail. More than half died and a couple of others are having problems with pasty butt now, though it seems that the ones that are left are otherwise doing well.

    I cleaned one off a few minutes ago that had a good bit of poop on its behind. I am guessing my husband missed this one when he cleaned them up yesterday for me. I cleaned it off with a towel and some warm water, but now there is a bloody spot on its behind. Honestly, it looks to me like a hemorrhoid. Can chicks get these?

    Anything I can put on it? Neosporin? Vaseline? I am going to be keeping an eye on it, but I'm concerned the open bloody spot will get infected. The chick is active and appears to be feeling well, so maybe it will be okay.

    Thanks for your help!!

    Edited to add: It's so small, I can't get a clear picture. The chick is a bantam that's less than a week old, so you can imagine how tiny the little bloody spot is.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2009

  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    Maybe neosporin, but otherwise just watch it and see how it goes. Good luck and congrats on your chicks.
  3. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    Thanks. I dabbed a little on there. At least it will protect the open spot from getting more poop in it. The chick seems happy still, so hopefully it will be ok.

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