Please Help! Chick Clogged Vent.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by troy96792, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. troy96792

    troy96792 New Egg

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    Hi all,

    Some of my chicks hatched yesterday and on one my chicks there was this small raisin looking thing sticking out it's vent. I left it overnight thinking it would fall off, but it didn't. I tried to run warm water on it for a minute. Still unable to come off. I put the chick back in the brooder and noticed blood on the paper towel. what is that raising looking thing stuck up it's vent and how do I get it out? Is it going to die? Can I save it? Do I pull it out? Please Help!!

    Thank You, Troy
     
  2. chick momma10

    chick momma10 Out Of The Brooder

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    it may be pasty but I hope she lives good luck [​IMG]
     
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  3. troy96792

    troy96792 New Egg

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    Im hoping she lives too!! Anyone else had this problem?

    Thanks in advance
     
  4. troy96792

    troy96792 New Egg

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    could it be a pasty butt?
     
  5. troy96792

    troy96792 New Egg

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    chick momma10- what does pasty mean? sorry I didn't know what you meant when you said pasty. If thats the case with my chick. What can be done to cure it? I'll still be researching.
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:I suspect it's part of the chick's intestines. If you keep trying to remove it, it will be worse. I would suggest a tiny dab of Vaseline or mineral oil and try pushing it IN.
     
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  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Not likely at newly hatched. Pasty butt happens when they have a bit of diarrhea and then bedding, food and whatnot sticks to all that, forming a crust of sorts over the vent. Then you do want to bathe in warm water and gently remove.

    Sounds to me like your chick has a bit of gut hanging out. A gentle cleaning, lubing and reinstallment should work, you may have to do it for several days. Meanwhile, make sure the other chicks can't peck at the protrusion.
     
  8. troy96792

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    Thanks Ranchhand, I really hope thats the problem. I was just reading about pasty butt and figured that wasn't it. I'll go ahead and try to lube and push the guts back in. I hope I don't lose the chick.

    Thank You
     
  9. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my chicks were brand new, I thought a couple of them had blocked or pasty vents. Turns out what I was looking at was the place where they had connected to the egg yolk, where they absorbed the yolk into their body before they hatched. It's sorta like a belly-button and it was like a small black raisin. And I tore some of that black stuff off. Then it bled, and I freaked. Afterwards, I realized it wasn't the vent at all.
     
  10. AndreaS

    AndreaS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can u post a pic?
     

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