new chick sticky bottom

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new chick sticky bottom
« on: April 18, 2011, 16:37 »
I have a 5 day old chick..we had to help it hatch out of the skin which had dried on him it seems to have been born with 1 splayed leg, we were helping it feed and water as it did not seem to want anything just sleep,  after a couple of days we noticed it had a sticky bum and looked all bunged up so we bathed it and cleared it up he immediatly did 3 large poos and it smelled strong. We continued to help it feed and drink and now he has got it, but his bottom hole looks swollen and looks like a boil. I have just bathed it again and wondered if any one knows what it could be suffering from
thanks berni


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Re: new chick sticky bottom
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 20:33 »
Hello Grandma Berni and welcome to the forum.   :)

I am not that experienced with chicks but I am sure someone with more experience will be along shortly to advise you.

In the meantime good luck with your chick and keep us posted
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Re: new chick sticky bottom
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 20:36 »
Hi Berni, what you are seeing is called "pasting up"  Keep checking the chick over a couple of times a day to make sure the vent isn't being sealed closed again, and he should pick up soon.  A smear of vaseline will help prevent the faeces from sticking to his sore skin at the moment too.

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