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I noticed that one of my 5 day old chicks has a lump of really crusted hard poop on his/her butt. I am not sure if it is pasty butt however, because I was running my finger around the hard crusted poo, and I saw a little hole that I'm assumingl is his butt hole. Is it posible to have cursted poop on a chick, and it not be pasty butt? Have you seen this on a chick before?

 

HOW DO YOU GET IT OFF? IT IS REALLY REALLY CRUSTED ON!

In my house there are: 4 barred rocks, 4 welsummer bantams, 3 buff orpingtons, 6 rabbits (mini lops), 1 standard poodle, 1 leopard gecko. 
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In my house there are: 4 barred rocks, 4 welsummer bantams, 3 buff orpingtons, 6 rabbits (mini lops), 1 standard poodle, 1 leopard gecko. 
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post #2 of 7

You need to get it off so it doesn't occlude the vent.  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-raise-baby-chicks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

 

Here's an article from the learning center. Treatment for pasty butt is a the end.

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That may be useful for.me too, will read that. Just had a chick die from this sad.png
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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post #5 of 7
Yes that's pasty butt, soak it and work it off with your fingers or it will die. I find that too much heat causes it a lot of times that's why I start my brooder temperature at 85 degrees.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Thanks everyone! I was able to get off. All I did for anyone who is wondering, is just held a warm dripping wet paper towel to his butt for 5 min to soften it, then took it off piece by piece with tweezers/napkin/fingers. It was hard because the poop was mixed with the fur (now I know why he yelled when I pulled the crusted poop:rolleyes:), but I eventually got it off. A misconception that I thought is that even if you can see his rectum with poop on his butt that they are fine, but you need to get that poop off because new pooop will stick to the old poop, causing pasty butt.

 

Sure enough within 5 min of his pasty free butt, he let a nice long poop go in my hand, the longest I ever have seen a chick do!

In my house there are: 4 barred rocks, 4 welsummer bantams, 3 buff orpingtons, 6 rabbits (mini lops), 1 standard poodle, 1 leopard gecko. 
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In my house there are: 4 barred rocks, 4 welsummer bantams, 3 buff orpingtons, 6 rabbits (mini lops), 1 standard poodle, 1 leopard gecko. 
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Originally Posted by chixcoop View Post
 

Thanks everyone! I was able to get off. All I did for anyone who is wondering, is just held a warm dripping wet paper towel to his butt for 5 min to soften it, then took it off piece by piece with tweezers/napkin/fingers. It was hard because the poop was mixed with the fur (now I know why he yelled when I pulled the crusted poop:rolleyes:), but I eventually got it off. A misconception that I thought is that even if you can see his rectum with poop on his butt that they are fine, but you need to get that poop off because new pooop will stick to the old poop, causing pasty butt.

 

Sure enough within 5 min of his pasty free butt, he let a nice long poop go in my hand, the longest I ever have seen a chick do!


Glad to hear he is doing ok! Thanks for letting us know.

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