A funny thing happened today...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by paganfish, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    I noticed one of the chick's bum was all cruddy. (Oh no! That's how I lost a chick on my last brood!) [​IMG]

    So, I get some warm water, two paper towels...and try to get comfy for I know this is going to take a while!

    I am sitting in their brooder for almost half an hour being as gentle as can be while the chick wiggles every once in a while. Not because she is in pain but because all the other chicks surrounded me and wanting to know "what the heck I am doing?" are peeping at her. :|

    I think? [​IMG]

    After gently rubbing this way and that with a warm wet towel I finally dislodged a piece of her poop and see just a bit more on the side. So, I shift to get at that when all of a sudden - a BIG poop comes out! I mean that sucker was HUGE!

    I completely forgot about the chick as I try to flick the turd (poop...not chick) from my hand when the offending culprit jumps off my leg and runs off with her buddies.

    I clean your butt from all that poop and this is the thanks I get? INGRATE! [​IMG]

    I will check in on her later but I think she's pooping OK now.

    Whew! [​IMG]



    PS I can't tell this sort of thing to ANY one else but you...[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2008
  2. ncgnance

    ncgnance Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Iredell County, NC
    Good, because no one else would understand but us. LOL
  3. homecatmom

    homecatmom Songster

    Quote:You are probably right on tha Pedro!! And we do all truly understand... [​IMG]
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I have always just run warm water in the kitchen sink and flush it over their bottom. Quick, easy and messes aren't hard to clean up.
  5. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Quote:Thanks! I am just afraid to take them out of the brooder and have them get a chill.

    OK, OK, OK! I'll admit it! I did take some pleasure out of bonding this way with the peep! [​IMG]

    Not like I had anything else to do anyway? [​IMG]


    Pedro [​IMG]
  6. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    Boy Pedro, you are pretty easy if it just take rubbing a chick butt to make you happy..lol Jenn
  7. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
  8. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I'm in for it when I get mine in March. Good job Pedro. [​IMG]
  9. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Quote:OH NO! I just realized how bad that sounded! [​IMG]

    That's not how I meant it...ummm, really! [​IMG]

    Sort of reminds me of the time I sent my friend an e-mail that said "Chick Pics" on the subject title...he was skeered to open it at work! [​IMG]

    Last edited: Jan 27, 2008
  10. Buster

    Buster Back to Work


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