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2 weeks old chicks with sore butts

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Hi all!! I am brand new to the chicken raising world. I received 25 chix from MMH. I have 3 that have "sore butts" (for lack of a better word) I thought it was pasty butts and it was irratated from that. I have been cleaning them like 3 times a day and putting Neosporin with pain relief on their little bums. Could it be mites? They are picking at their wings and tail feathers and I was not sure if that was because they were stressed from their butts hurtin? Can I out the Slevin or Sevin stuff (??) on them with there sore butts? under the tail feathers? How long does it take them to heal? They are eating and drinking still, BUT they will not lay down to sleep. They sleep standing, and I noticed my healthy ones sleep flat out. Can anyone tell me what I can do and get these 3 out of the "sick box" and out into freedom with the others? Thanks!!big_smile

1 dog, 3 indoor cats, 3 show steers, 3 show heifers, 8 showpigs, 15+ barn cats (named & tamed) & 23 baby chicks
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1 dog, 3 indoor cats, 3 show steers, 3 show heifers, 8 showpigs, 15+ barn cats (named & tamed) & 23 baby chicks
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Could be mites or poultry lice. Try to get some food grade DE and rub it on them (avoid the face)

They could also be too hot , too crowded  or bored.........

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I would not use anything with pain reliever in it at all. Could get  your chicks sick.    Try regular vaseline for a while maybe.  It helped with mine that were sore after getting all the pasty butt poo off of them. 
I think the sevin would be way to powerful for chicks yet.   Look under their wings and see if you can see anything crawling.  Usually you will see them.

Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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