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Swollen anus

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by StephenH98, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. StephenH98

    StephenH98 Just Hatched

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    Well I'm starting to get really worried my one baby chicken in going to start this off is 4 weeks old I have another chicken but he's doing alright but I'm worried about my one chicken I noticed a more stinker smell then usual so I was like what's happening went to check and there's dried poop on her feathers around her behind and her Anus swollen how do I take care of her what is wrong I have no clue she is also a special needs chicken I got as a donation from tractor supply please say she isn't going to die I'll absolutely cry and hate my self [​IMG]
     
  2. StephenH98

    StephenH98 Just Hatched

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    Can I please get a response...
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    The vent on baby chicks has very delicate, thin tissue. If it gets irritated from cleaning or straining from constipation, it swells. It's painful.

    Coconut oil smoothed on the vent soothes and helps heal the tissue. You can also use Preparation H to help shrink the tissue back to normal.

    Make sure your chick isn't constipated. If it's straining when it poops, crying as it does it, you will need to get some mineral oil down it somehow.
     
  4. StephenH98

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    i have been running slow Luke warm stream of water on her behind also removing left over feces that got gnahtted in her feathers also after im done i pat her dry and put some vaseline on her behind do you think this will help her?
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    You did good. Vaseline is better than nothing, but coconut oil has healing properties Vaseline lacks. It can be used externally and internally and is not toxic. Vaseline in large amounts is.

    Coconut oil is so easy to get and so cheap, you should have some in the kitchen for cooking and in the medicine cabinet for injuries since it is a natural antibiotic. You can find it in the cooking oil section of the market and in the pharmacy.
     

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