Vents are still pale! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MattalynsBarn, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 6 day old chicks most (maybe all) of whom have pale vents. Maybe not enough nutrition? They're all eating a drinking and pooping, so I don't know what to do... maybe some yogurt?
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Pale vents? Never heard anyone use that expression. The vent is the exit hole for eggs and poop--just making sure we are talking about the same body part, so don't be offended if you know that, please, LOL.
     
  3. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha! Yes, the poop wholes (seeing as they're chicks) are pale. on most (if not all) of them
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    As far as I know, that is not a gauge of anything, health-wise. If they are on chick starter and have fresh water daily and don't get too hot, they're probably fine.
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    pale vents means there no laying, and there too young for you to have to worry about that!
     
  6. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh OK! So if one is a little redder does that mean it's irritated?
     

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