Sick chicks? Bald vent! pls read!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaitlyn_rae2003, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. kaitlyn_rae2003

    kaitlyn_rae2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 of my 1 week old silkies have baldness around their vents. the third one doesnt have the baldness at all. The woman I bought them from, said they had pasty butts sometimes, and she picked one up, and sure enough it did, she just ripped the poop off their butts, didnt loosen or anything so im wondering if maybe the baldness comes from the ripping of the poop?or is a bald rear always a big bad problem? not sure what to do next! monitor for pooping i guess!? they eat and drink, thanks for any input. Im super new, and nervous something will go wrong with these little sweeties. No poopy butts since coming to my house, though. I think it was dietary.....they have been fine since. thanks!
     
  2. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The baldness is prbably as a result of her ripping the poop off and some feather cane off with it. Hopefully they will go back when they get their "mature" feathers. As long as they are eating/drinking and active they should be fine, just check them for pasty butt now and again.
     
  3. kaitlyn_rae2003

    kaitlyn_rae2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks a bunch!
     

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