A little problem

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 31665, May 27, 2008.

  1. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all one of my chicks (for the third day) has a poopy bottom. It is dry so I wash it off and put vasoline any other ideas?
     
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    gently clean it off. Some folks use olive oil or something like that to help. It's a tender area so be careful. We call it pasty butt [​IMG]
     
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Just keep watching it and making sure it is clean. Some babies are just prone to this. It will grow out of it eventually. [​IMG]
     
  4. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    should I feed her something different
     
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope, no need to feed anything special. This is caused from the stress of shipping chicks. Once they settle down in the new brooder everything will be fine. One needs to make sure the heat isn't to extreme....cause that can be stressful for the little ones also.

    Momma hens that raise their own brood, don't have peeps with pasty butts. Gotta love those pretty hens!

    bigzio
     

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