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Problem with a 4 week old chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lindseyh, May 4, 2017.

  1. lindseyh

    lindseyh In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2017
    Hi all,
    I'm a new chicken keeper and have a chick that has had vent problems since we brought her home. We currently have 8 chicks total (including her) and none of the other chicks have a problem. She had pasty butt originally, but that doesn't seem to be the problem anymore. After reading through some other subscriber questions, I thought it was vent gleet so I added ACV to the water, made sure the brooder wasn't too hot, and made sure the water and electrolytes/probiotics I was giving them in a separate water container was at room temperature. I also have been applying anti-fungal cream to her vent, but that doesn't seem to be helping.
    I am feeding them an organic starter now, but started them on a medicated feed, which they got for the first week and a half that I had them. The chick in question is eating, drinking, and acting normally in accordance with the other chick, but she is not developing as fast. All the other chicks are molting and getting new feathers more so than she is and she is smaller than the rest of the chicks.
    Sorry for the long thread; I would appreciate any help or suggestions you may have. I just feel bad for her not knowing what to do. I have attached a photo of her vent and what it looks like every morning. Her bottom is also not covered in a lot of feathers and has been like that since I got her.
    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
    Lindsey (worried chicken mama) [​IMG]

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Lindsay, it's nice to meet you.[​IMG]
  4. lindseyh

    lindseyh In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2017
    Nice to meet you too! [​IMG]
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Welcome to BYC! Definitely check out the link CTKen gave you.
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under lindseyh [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am sorry that your little one is going through this and agree that the folks on the ER Forum are your best bet in getting advice and a resolution. Best wishes to you and her.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

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