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post #11 of 29

i just wetted a rag and wiped it off of course she was screaming as if we were murdering her!

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"You have to beat a champion to be a champion"-Travis Puleo
"Men, what are men compared to mountains and rocks?"(and chickens!)-Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
'I must decrease and He must Increase"-John 3:30
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post #12 of 29

Different methods would probably also work differently depending on the degree at which the poo is attached. If it's just a tiny hanging dabble, then a soak might not be necessary, while if it's a giant glob adhered to the rear, soaking will be a must. Best of luck with the chicks!

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post #13 of 29

I use a wet rag or baby wipe...

post #14 of 29

We had 8 of our 200+ pullet chicks with feces stuck on there down.  We simply pulled it off each of the chicks and have not had any issues with any of the chicks.

Jim

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post #15 of 29

Something like this happened to us last year.  We had one chick die.  I took the chick up to the feed store where we had purchased them prior to it dying and they told me it was something pasty butt and we put some tetramyicine (spelling?) in their water for a couples of weeks and the remaining chicks were fine.  Good luck.

post #16 of 29

Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay :

We had 8 of our 200+ pullet chicks with feces stuck on there down.  We simply pulled it off each of the chicks and have not had any issues with any of the chicks.

Jim


I guess the major problem I have with this is, WHY???? Why on earth would someone rip the fluff out of a tiny chicks bottom when it is so easy to put out the few extra minutes required to wash it off comfortably?  If you want a Brazilian, go for it, the chicks didn't ask for one!


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post #17 of 29

Pulling a few pieces of down off a chick with some feces is much less traumatic than many other accepted livestock management practices such as dehorning, castration, tail docking, etc.  I would also contend that the stress of prolonged holding and restraint of the chick is much more stressful than the quick picking up and plucking of the dried feces.

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post #18 of 29

I just have four young RIR's.  One of them had poop stuck to its butt twice.  I started pulling it off but it was way too stuck so I ran some warm water on her butt and it came off.  Both times she pooped right after I put her back in the brooder and she look so relieved and then went about eating.  She has not done it since.  Now we put them outside during the warm days and they are loving it.  cool

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post #19 of 29

I bought 20 Sultans and 20 Crevecouers from Privett Hatchery, and I have to de-poop most of them every day. This is the 5th day, and I have to go out and de-poop them again. I noticed the poop is more prevelant in the Crevecouers.
Is there a non-medicinal additive to the fee that will eliminate this problem? I read to give them corn meal, but I dont want to do this unless the general consensus is that it will work and is not dangerous.
I could give teramycin, but want to avoid it.

post #20 of 29

I do the warm water one... but sometimes it's plastered on so hard, I just have to kind of pull it right off.

Some people rip it off like a bandaid!

~Haley
45 chickens; 12 Geese; 17 ducks; 5 turkeys; 3 pheasants;  1 duckling.  - 5 peacocks; & 8 poults
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