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Another pasty butt question....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jkirby, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. jkirby

    jkirby Hatching

    Jan 25, 2009
    I know what it looks like, I know how to remove it, and I know how to medicate the area. What I don't know is what causes it in otherwise healthy chicks and what to do to prevent it from recurring or happening in the first place. Thanks in advance for any advice.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    The one thing I know that definitely causes it is stress from shipping. They usually outgrow it in a week or so.
  3. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Songster

    Jan 13, 2008
    Jonesbourgh Tennessee
    Jkirby, as i read on here, i started soaking pasty butts lol and applying olive oil, were now over the pasty butt but if i can figure out how to keep the feathered footers from being gunked up....i think ive got raising chics whipped [​IMG]
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:I don't think anything shy of a bath would help them. [​IMG]
  5. jkirby

    jkirby Hatching

    Jan 25, 2009
    Thanks everyone for the replies. The chicks that are having this problem are a little over a week old. I've been removing it and all that stuff, but was just trying to find out if it's a dietary problem or something that vitamins or other additives might take care of in future chicks.

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