3 day old chick alone and pasting up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jane A, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Jane A

    Jane A In the Brooder

    Feb 10, 2008
    Acworth, Georgia
    My chick's bum has dried poo on it. What is the best method for getting rid of it?
  2. mattmatts-momma

    mattmatts-momma Songster

    Jan 13, 2008
    I had the same thing happen to a couple of my chicks, some had it some didn't.

    I took a small bowl of warm water, an old soft toothbrush and dipped the the toothbrush in the water and then to the poopy butt. Once you get it soft, you can pulled it off with a paper towel.

    After I got them cleaned up, once I put some Olive oil around the area to keep it from building up. The second time they got it, I put some vaseline on the area.

    I think someone on the board also suggested mixing their starter food with some yogurt too.

    I haven't had any other ones get pasty butt since I did this.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If the chick is alone like your title says it's probably stressed, and that can contribute to pasty butt. Do you have a mirror in with him...and a small stuffed animal or rolled up sock for him to snuggle with?
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Being too cold can also cause pasty butt. He'll need to be around 95-100 degrees.
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Not drinking enough water can cause pasty too...Try a feather duster for his companion...mirror is a good one like Katy says...

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