almost week old chicks may have pasty butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ninnyeggs, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. ninnyeggs

    ninnyeggs Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2011
    I hatched three silkie chicks and all three have poop stuck to their butss for a few days now and I'm not sure what to do. I have never had this problem so I'm looking for some help. Thanks
  2. allpeepedout

    allpeepedout Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2011
    Southern Indiana
    It's very important to clean it off as soon as possible and check them frequently to keep them clean. Pasty butt can block the vent and kill them. Gentle soaking / working loose with wet rag/paper towels and warm water. Sometimes keeping them too warm can make this happen.

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