Vent question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jforsten, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. jforsten

    jforsten New Egg

    Jun 21, 2016
    I am new to raising back chicks and I have a little one with a swollen looking vent. She had some stool on her fluff so I cleaned her up, dried her off and put Vaseline on her vent. Right after she made a horrible racket and then had a bm. This is what she looked like after. Is this normal. Is there anything I need to do for her.
  2. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Coconut oil is superior to Vaseline in that it has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, as well as soothing the pain better.

    You might want to see if she will take a sip of liquified coconut oil if she peeps loudly when pooping. That would indicate she's struggling with constipation.
  3. Jewelzer

    Jewelzer Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2016
    Spokane, Washington
    Coconut oil is awesome. Our day old (now a week) had a prolapsed vent. We alternated applying coconut oil & preparation H. Swelling and redness is gone. Vent is starting to go back in.

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