prolapsed vent on a chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kmatt87, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2012
    Northern Colorado
    is that even possible? I have a 2 wk old chick thats had pasty butt and her vent is swollen. The pasty butt has all but disappeared in the last 2 days but her vent keeps getting more swollen.
    Is it possible that she has a prolapsed vent? How do you deal with that if she does?
  2. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2012
    Yes, it's possible. I've read about it here on BYC several times and I don't remember much of it. I think you are supposed to put gloves on (rubber), lather your finger up with Vaseline, and glob it onto the chicken's vent and push the vent in.

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