Baby Chick has paste butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NewcomerChicken, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. NewcomerChicken

    NewcomerChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Everyday, my baby silkie chick has paste butt. I wash it off. What is wrong? Why does he have it everyday?
     
  2. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's body is still young and might have stress. If your chick was shipped then that could cause it. I add some apple cider vinegar to their water and wipe the area with a wet cloth or if it's really bad then I run it under warm water to get rid of it. The mommy hens cleans it up when it happens while she's raising them. A pasty butt can kill a baby chick so keep up the good work. But please add the acv the one with the mother in it is the best.
     
  3. gcbsmommy

    gcbsmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Ditto the raw apple cider vinegar.
     
  4. bilder

    bilder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quick question- How much ACV to the water?
     
  5. gcbsmommy

    gcbsmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    I put a tsp in a quart, a Tbsp in a gallon...
     

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