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post #61 of 69
Thanks everyone the info and ideas are helpful. We have week old chicks and the littlest one has poop stuck to its tail feathers. She can still poop though--I know bc she projectile pooped on me!! But I do want and need to remove the caked on poop. I've had ACV in the water from the beginning and she's definitely eating and drinking. I will try the ground oatmeal though and soaking to remove the poop. A cotton ball dipped in vegetable oil loosened one tiny piece of poop but not all. Same thing with a damp paper towel.

Question: once the poop is removed will fur/feathers regrow there? Her butt looks a bit naked with the matted poop feathers.
post #62 of 69
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Originally Posted by crazyelk View Post
 

I want this to be the thread that will tell the best way to fix this bothersome problem. I have silkies and my chicks get it everytime. I have to soak their butts in warm water and clean it off and it gets anoying.
Who has the  realk remedy? Ive read that you can put molasses in their water, then someone says no don't do that. I've heard yogert? I've heard grit.
Can someone Please tell me that has had the problem and fixed it give their secret out?big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

Thanks, Jason

:goodpost:crazyelk ,yes soak their butts, but  at the first sign of pasty butt , use grounded up raw  uncooked oatmeal , make it into a  ground up  mash like  food. i  put it in my blender to grind it up for the chicks and that should cure them, &  they love it  by the way  so  they will eat it , but also lots of  clean  brooder temp water first off, since just now in 2015  science has finally found  pasty  butt is from a chill to the chicks and it affects  their  intestines, maybe from shipping?  they  could  catch a chill , but  right  out of the box  &  first off  give  lots of  clean  fresh brooder temp water  & then  ground up  uncooked  oat meal  that should do the trick ,and  warm water on the pasted up butt to keep it clean, we also use A & D ointment on & around the butt , its  diaper rash stuff for babies & heals the skin, the dollar store has it  for cheap,  but  if  you  dont  have uncooked  oatmeal , in a pinch  try corn meal  those both will  help cure  pasty butt  right away , even over night ,  i have done this & the chicks  were all better  by  next day...! o and i have found that the mash kind of chick  starter feed  they like a whole lot more ,then the crumbles kind of  chick starter feed  , so mine would  just  eat and eat  and eat  the chick  starter  meal & grew  really fast..:jumpy:clap:thumbsup:cd well sooo  im off to build a cooler in  the hen house today here in AZ,  take care  all  :thumbsup  Dianna  :frow 


Edited by Diannastarr - 6/20/15 at 6:34pm
post #63 of 69
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Originally Posted by aimeecarter365 View Post

Thanks everyone the info and ideas are helpful. We have week old chicks and the littlest one has poop stuck to its tail feathers. She can still poop though--I know bc she projectile pooped on me!! But I do want and need to remove the caked on poop. I've had ACV in the water from the beginning and she's definitely eating and drinking. I will try the ground oatmeal though and soaking to remove the poop. A cotton ball dipped in vegetable oil loosened one tiny piece of poop but not all. Same thing with a damp paper towel.

Question: once the poop is removed will fur/feathers regrow there? Her butt looks a bit naked with the matted poop feathers.

hi aimeecarter365   i dont see any reason ,she  should not  have  feathers re grow , i would not worry, let us know  if  she is  better good luck , kind regards  Dianna:frow

post #64 of 69
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Originally Posted by Tedandliz View Post

We are brand new at this and have 1 of our 4 with pasty butt for 2 days now. We have been trying to clean with a wet cloth but not much is happening. Tried to pull the plug initially but it seemed to hurt her too much, I have seen someone mention soaking, but how do you go about that and for how long? Should I put some grit in the pen? Even though they are so young?

 

 

I have a silkie chick that has had PB every day for the last week. I run the water to warm, like you would for a newborn baby's bath. I cup her in one hand, so she can't move, and hold her butt under the running water. With the other hand, I gently rub at her crusty area. It all dissolves or falls off after a few minutes. I wrap her in a scrap of cloth, and put my blow dryer on low heat, then holding it far away, so it doesn't get her overheated, I dry her until fluffy again. After she's dry, she goes back in the brooder, and I get to bleach my bathroom sink....  :)

 

Never pull it off, it can tear their skin, and then you have a whole new set of problems.

 

 

I'm going to try the oatmeal and butt clipping tonight when I get home.

post #65 of 69

I have a guinea keet that has had a severe problem with pasty butt.  The started this issue at 2wks, and is now 4wks.  I have quarantined the poor thing, warm baths, AVC and raw oatmeal.  The pitiful baby, Doodles, hasn't grown since that second week, and has only gotten feathers on it's wings.  Breastbone is becoming more prominent and has a couple days that it can't poo until bath time.  There is no blood in there, but the gut gets very distended sometimes and the keet just smells like poo.  If there is any poo that does come out, it just sticks.  The crying of a little keet is simply pitiful!

post #66 of 69
I was thinking of tiring that myseldf since I have one chick who no matter what has pasty butt she eats drinks plays and poops but after two or three dropping it miss pasty butt again. Honestly think she does it do she can get me alone lol
post #67 of 69
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2-3 teaspoons.  Note that 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
thank you for this.
post #68 of 69


Hi.  What is ACV?  Just bought 6 chicks (4 buff Orp, and 2 RI Reds).  all about a week old, 1 RI Red has it, all the rest are fine. 

post #69 of 69
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Originally Posted by SoMDChick View Post


Hi.  What is ACV?  Just bought 6 chicks (4 buff Orp, and 2 RI Reds).  all about a week old, 1 RI Red has it, all the rest are fine. 
Apple. Cider vinegar. You mix 3 teaspoons to a gallon of water. Also too if outdoor grinding up their food helps as well.
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