Where is the vent on the baby chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicka_chicka_boom_boom, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. chicka_chicka_boom_boom

    chicka_chicka_boom_boom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    The long awaited day has arrived! We have 9 baby chicks, 4 ducks and 2 geese. They all seem happy in their brooder, are eating and drinking and running around.

    I was checking their butts for pasting-up, and I can clearly see a little pink that looks like it must be the butt. On one or two of the chicks, there is the little pink butt (up high under the tail), and there is a little black crusty spot down lower. I tried going after it with a wet tissue and it just won't come off easily, and the chick was complaining loudly, so I stopped harassing her. Is this pasting-up, or something I should leave alone?

    Thanks for any advice! I want to do this right the first time around.

    We got 3 Buff Orpington pullets, 6 random bantams, 4 runner ducks and 2 African geese. The rest of our order will be coming next week (we ordered as part of a group order at our local co-op). We'll be getting I think 24 more chicks, 3 each of 8 different kinds.
     
  2. Forgotten Amber

    Forgotten Amber Out Of The Brooder

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    The lower spot (farther away from the tail) I believe is the belly button. What you need to watch is the pink spot close to the tail. I found out the fun way.... that chicks are a lot like kittens..... Warm water on the bum makes a bomb...um... drop... poopy. My chicks are about a week old and you can still find crusties on the belly button but their little vents/bums are perfectly clear.

    I hope this helps!
    Amber
     
  3. chicka_chicka_boom_boom

    chicka_chicka_boom_boom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your speedy reply! I thought that was what it might be, but wasn't sure if chickens had belly buttons. I will put up some pictures when I get a chance, hopefully tonight. I would love to find out what kind of banties we have, or at least get some opinions.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2009

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