So, this is our second round of baby chicks and I'm at a loss for what to do.
She came home on Monday with pasty butt, I cleaned it immediately.
Next day the skin around her vent appeared to be somewhat crusty, so I started applying antibiotic ointment daily.
Three days later her belly or intestinal region is hard and appears to be bulging and she's noticeably smaller than her sister that she came home with.
We have added a small amount of chick grit to the starter crumble, as well as a Electrolyte supplement to their water.
If she has pasty butt then she is passing feces, which is good. I would give her a chance. I thought peritontis was something that happened when chickens become "egg bound" or they are laying soft shelled eggs. I have to study more I guess.
Add ACV to your water. I put a tablespoon of ACV per gallon of water. It cures the pasty butt for sure and is great for chicks.
Edited by Pattycat - 3/18/16 at 9:08pm