I have noticed here lately that I have some hens with pasty vents. I was also wondering what is the best and quickest cure for this issue?
After a few attempts, I decided the easiest was just to put the chick in a shallow bowl of warm water and massage until it cleared up. then dry the chick and put it back in the brooder. Lots of people say to use a hair dryer, but I didn't. I did have to do this every day for 3 days (seemingly every other poop) but it did clear up around day 3. I also gave them yogurt.
I will try some yogurt. The hens are 14 months old. I use Bragg's in their water and they seem fine other than looking like the ran out of toilet paper. This has just recently started and 3 out of 12 has this issue. What brand of yogurt do you suggest?
I use the generic greek plain yogurt I eat, mostly because it's what was in the house, but so long as it's low in sugar and has live cultures it should be good.