(Photos) what’s going on with my chicks vent?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Doc7, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Doc7

    Doc7 Chirping

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    6AA9508E-C272-49CB-8073-88FE5BD638F5.jpeg 2EA0F94C-7D28-429A-9EBC-C9EEFEE5E417.jpeg This is Jessiah Bartlet, a 9 day old New Hampshire Red.

    She is one of 3 chicks who received Butt washings under a warm trickle of water for “dingleberry” (never fully pasted) removal from days 3-6 of life, she was looking great on days 7 and 8. Even on those days in which I took her in for a small crud of poop stuck to her down, she was still downy and fluffy in the back.

    She is eating, drinking, and running around normally.

    Here are photos of what I encountered when I picked her up for a trip out to the run tonight. She just fluffy, her down appears to be matted down and there is liquid (it may just be fresh poop remnant) on her vent. While the photos appear dark there is certainly no dried clumps of poop on her.


    They are eating medicated chick starter, have access to chick grit also, and have had a half of a hard boiled egg yolk a few times (split 6 ways).

    Thank you!
     
  2. Doc7

    Doc7 Chirping

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    414F4853-55B6-403C-A9CF-EB90817D02A6.jpeg I took her in the house and cleaned her up. Here is another photo prior to drying.
     
  3. Doc7

    Doc7 Chirping

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    Appreciate any help here. The chick appears to eat and drink and chirp normally.
     
  4. LittleCheepers

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    Poor little thing! I wish I had some advice or wisdom to offer you, but sadly all I have to offer is my sympathy. I’m sure someone with more knowledge than I have will chime in to help you. I sure hope your little sweetie is okay!
     
  5. Silkie_Mama

    Silkie_Mama In the Brooder

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    I offer my sympathy and it looks like it was just a little tummy trouble but if it continues it will probably be worse
     
  6. Doc7

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    Well she is doing just fine ever since this happened.
     

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