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Vent Prolaps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jlw1976, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. jlw1976

    jlw1976 New Egg

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    I have a maybe two week old Barred Rock that seems to be having some behind issues. I noticed she was getting pecked on by a couple of the other chicks and immediately separated the injured one from the rest of the flock. I cleaned and treated her behind with neomycin. The next day it's vent is extremely swollen and inflamed. I have the chick separated fron the rest of the chicks. I keep the vent cleaned and treated with neomycin and preparation h. She is eating and drinking well. She doesn't cry out or strain when pooping and seems to not be having any difficulty pooping at all. She is not as big as the other chicks, nor as active. Sleeps more and is quiet. We have debated culling this little one, but are wondering has anyone had a chick come out of prolaps? Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is it an actual prolapse or just an inflamed bottom? I am only quick to cull if there's obvious pain and or suffering, if it's acting fine I would keep it separated but within sight of the others and see where it goes.
     
  3. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this problemail I washed the bottom and put Vaseline on it for 3 to 4 days and it cleared up
     
  4. jlw1976

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    Thank you for the reply. We let the flock out to run in this afternoon and the injured girl kept up and held her own with the other chicks. I'm going to keep up with the neomycin and prep h treatments worth hippies that this is just inflammation due to being pecked.
     

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