BABY CHICK UNWELL
by Pam Johnson
I have a small chicken maybe 4-6 weeks old. Was sick yesterday with blocked backside. Washed it down and cleared it. Today it is very weak and has a thick red discharge about the size of a small garden worm. I have been away and the pen was not cleaned. Have been home a week and cleaned the pen up immediately. I do have overcrowding and varied breeds but have been doing my best to find homes for some. I love my chickens and do constantly clean their beds etc when not away.
I also wormed the chickens before I went away as one hen had very loose bowel. That fixed the problem at the time.
I am worried this problem will spread to my other chickens. I also have a Silkie hen sitting on 4 babies.
Can you help please!!