Are banties more prone to pasty butt?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Justanother Brooke, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Songster

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    I have 3 larger breed chicks that are almost 4 weeks old, and not one of them ever had pasty butt (and believe me, I checked!).
    I went back to the same feed store, a very small, locally owned one, not a big chain, and got 4 assorted banties last week. Oh my gosh, I have been dealing with pasty butt since!
    The D'uccle has not had it all all, but the OEGB and the Golden Sebright have been fighting it bad! The Silver Sebright was pasted up once yesterday, but hasn't pasted back up since I cleaned her up. Other than keep checking them and cleaning them up when needed, is there anything else I can do? My mom has raised chickens forever, and said they need grit, but they seem so little, plus their chick feed already has some, right?
     
  2. saladin

    saladin Songster

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    Pasting has nothing to do with bantam vs. lg. fowl. It is all about stress/hot/cold.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  3. No. I have 20 week old silkies and none of them have it. Be sure they aren't too hot or cold and that they are in a relatively stress free environment. I never give chicks grit that are on chick starter and in a brooder.

    I know that Seabright's tend to be nervous types..not sure about OEGB's...
     
  4. cbrown86

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    I am new at having chicks, but someone told me that if you wipe their butts with peroxide it's easier to clean, and if you put a lil olive oil on them, it's harder for the poop to stick. I can't guarantee that info, bc I haven't tried it.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    No. I have brooded and raised lots of chicks, bantams and LF. Pasty butt incidence was the same.
     

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