Silkie Chick Vent Protruding

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  1. jaks2578

    jaks2578 In the Brooder

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    My Silkie chick appears to have an “outy” vent. At first, I thought my baby just had pasty butt. I have to clean her every day.

    Will she grow out of this?

    Thank you all for your advice.
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    No, she won't outgrow it, and the longer it remains outside of her body to dry out, the harder it will be to get it to remain inside.

    Keep clean and keep moist - the two most important things you need to do. Get some cortisone cream and keep it moist with that. It will help reduce the inflammation and to shrink the prolapse so it will stay in. If you can get some Vetericyn from the feed store, spraying the vent before the cream is applied will help the damaged tissue to repair. Treat at least twice a day.

    However, this chick may have a constipation problem that may have caused this. You might want to introduce a bit of coconut oil into its diet for several days. Soaking a tiny bit of soft bread would be a good way to get the chick to take it, or you can chill the coconut oil and slip slivers of solid oil into its beak.
     
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    I purchased this baby when she was 2 days old. The top tip of her vent appeared to be inside out.

    I have some Vet Rx. Would that help her?

    Thank you for your advise.
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Vet Rx is like Vick's, just a means of comfort, not a med. Your chick likely has genetic abnormalities, and there isn't much to be done about it other than keep the vent clean and moist. Hanging outside, it can develop infection, and may interfere with reproductive functions if/when the chick matures.

    Chickens are full of surprises, though. The vent may decide to correct. You'll just need to wait and see, but be ready to euthanize if the chick is struggling to survive with this and shows signs of being in pain or not being able to poop normally.
     
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