poopy butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Catfishingpokey, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Catfishingpokey

    Catfishingpokey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little quail that is about a week old and last night and this morning he had a lot of poop stuck to his butt.I have cleaned him off but it keeps coming back what can i do to get this to stop happening?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Put some vaseline around the vent to keep it from sticking.
     
  3. Catfishingpokey

    Catfishingpokey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O.K. thanks i wouldn"t have thought of that.
     
  4. Catfishingpokey

    Catfishingpokey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While doing that i noticed that he has a hard knot inside the vent i compared him to one of the others and he is diferent from them.what is your thought on this?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Could it have eaten something that is having troubles passing?
     
  6. Catfishingpokey

    Catfishingpokey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he hasnt been around anything but 28% game bird feed that i run through the blender before i give it to them.so i dont know what it could be.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It may be genetic defect.
     
  8. Catfishingpokey

    Catfishingpokey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well he is doing pretty good right now i guess we will see what happens with him.thanks for your input.
     
  9. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When the poo cakes on the butt, it can cause the chick to back up and impact inside. Eventually it can kill them. Hopefully you caught it in time, sounds like you did. IME it always seems that once a chick gets a poopy butt it seems chronic until the real feathers come in. So keep checking and cleaning.
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bandana told me to use olive oil after cleaning and drying. That worked like a charm and didn't add a petroleum product into the mix. I did have to wash that one chick three times but after that and the olive oil, no problems.

    Good luck.
     

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