- Jul 11, 2018
Hi, I recently ordered 32 bantam day old chicks from a hatchery online of various breeds, and when I recived then I noticed a few had pasty butt so I cleaned it off, I then noticed one of the chicks had a prolapsed vent. (I am unsure as to the sex of this bird and don’t know if this would lead to further health issues in the future as it gets older). I have seen other forums on here saying to use witch hazel and prep H and to keep the area clean, I’ve also seen people push the prolapse back in the rectum using their finger in older birds but I’m unsure as to how I would do that since the chick is only a week old now and is still small. Also, would it be best to separate it from the other 31? The chick is eating, drinking and pooping normally and is walking around. It is a bantam white crested black polish. Any help is greatly appreciated, I don’t want it to suffer and would like culling to be the very last option to give it a fighting chance. Thanks.