(Sorry for all the newbie posts, by the way.)
Okay, I posted last night worrying about a chick that had just a tiny smear of poo debris on his rump feathers, but I cleaned it off and all is well. It wasn't anything like pasty butt, thank goodness.
But today when I went to Orscheln to get 2 Australorps and a red bulb for night time (they really keep me up all night cheeping), I saw a sad little pasty butt New Hampshire Red. So of course I got it because I knew now to clean pasty butt and I figured that nobody else was going to do it. I sat in the car and cleaned it up with some warm water (from a water bottle) and paper towels while my daughter was in dance class. So now it's clean and has had one normalish looking poop and then a runny one. I made sure lil' pasty butt saw the grit, and the water (with ACV) and I have some raw goat's milk warming with acidophilus powder in it (quickie yogurt). I haven't given it the milk/probiotic yet because I'm not sure...it's only a week old.
Also, it seems to be integrating well with the others and is being fairly lively, but it sure seems to be cheeping a lot. Is it traumatized? Or sick?
ETA: She seems to be trying to sleep standing up? My brown EE seemed like she did that too when we first brought her home, but because of the pasty butt on Red I'm wondering if it is hurting her rump to lay down to sleep.
Edited by boheme - 3/27/12 at 4:04pm