POORLY 4 DAY OLD SILKIE CHICK , POO COVERED BUM WHICH I HAVE TO CLEAN PLEASE HELP ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kays chicks, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. kays chicks

    kays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guys i have a poorly chick 4 days old and for the past few days i have had to clean its bum in a morning as it is covered in poo and its dryed and clogged up . well today he / she isnt its self just falling over , wings hav dropped down and letting the other chicks walk all over it . ive given nutri drops yesterday and today and bought him / her in doors under a light away from other chicks .

    FORGOT TO ADD .......CHICK WAS EATING AND DRINKING YESTERDAY BUT HAVENT SEEN HER TODAY SO I KEEP GIVING WATER REAL WORRIED NOW [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    You can add a few drops of apple cider vinager to their water to help past butt. It may have a bit of Coccidia aswell which is treated with Corid..treat everyone in the brooded. It may just be a failure to thrive also... So sorry
     
  3. kays chicks

    kays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for your help i will go and fetch some now , il keep you posted [​IMG]
     
  4. coffeeshopgirl7

    coffeeshopgirl7 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd like to add a very humble addition to this. If you are using a galvanized metal waterer then switch to glass or plastic before adding the acv. It reacts with the metal and will poison the water. I think it's safe to add to stainless steel as well, but I'm not sure what all metals it reacts with (aluminum or tin?). I had to take a food safety class for work and there was a story about a harvest party where they serves cider in galvanized metal pails for an old fashioned affect. It was very bad, everyone got very sick very quickly.
     
  5. kays chicks

    kays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi , no all my water feeders etc are plastic . forgot to add are they just born like it ? i have 4 other chicks in the same brooder and they are fine ??
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I think what I would do first is offer the chick mash made of feed and water. Swipe some on the side of her beak. Are you sure the chick is eating or just looks like she's eating?
     
  7. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also use some small toenail-cutting-type scissors to trim the fluff off right around her vent opening. It is less painful for her when you clean her off, plus poop is less likely to build up on her hindy in the future.
     
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  8. kays chicks

    kays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi all my little chick passed away , i did all i could for him / her . she / he did eat a little and drank as i tried every hour but it all was just to much RIP 'nelly' thanks to everyone for advice i will remember all for next time but [​IMG] there isnt a next time
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  9. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So very, very sorry. You have got to be pretty sad after caring about & for the little one. [​IMG] I hope you will find comfort knowing you tried, & that the chick has gone to a place that is good.
    The photo of Nelly is so sweet--he/she looks like a little angel.
     
  10. seminolewind

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    Sorry Nelly passed away. [​IMG]
     

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