Protracted vent in 1mo old Delaware?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sunnyabc, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Sunnyabc

    Sunnyabc Chirping

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    Hello, I have 5 chicks who are almost a month old and I just noticed some redness (maybe bits of blood?) at the base of tail feathers below vent and maybe a protracted vent. (Pic attached) I have been watching them and no one seems to be pecking at her nor have I seen her peck at herself. All of her behavior seems normal re eating drinking and activity. Is there something I should be doing? Thank you so much
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    It had one last year that was similar. It eventually became more normal at around 3 months of age. I was worried it wouldn't for a long time. Mine had chronic pasty butt during it's first few weeks.
     
  3. Sunnyabc

    Sunnyabc Chirping

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    Oh thank you ! That makes me feel a bit more at ease.
     
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