Baby chick just hatched and has green goo on its butt

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lorrie77, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Lorrie77

    Lorrie77 Out Of The Brooder

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    My last chick hatched today and has green goo on his butt, is this pasty butt?
    If so do I need to wash it off?
     
  2. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen that on my chicks before...I think it is what's left of the placenta? I know in dogs it is green lol. I have also had them take a little poop while still hatching. I would leave it and let it come off on its own.

    It's not pasty-butt, that happens when they are up and walking, and the poop collects on the bum, dries, and blocks them from being able to go any more.
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Not trying to be a smarty but.....chicks don't have a placenta. They get their nourishment from the yolk which is absorbed totally during the hatching process. Pasty butt happens when a chick is to cold. If your hatch is over just use a Q-tip with warm water on it and gently remove it. It probably is just poo.
    Michele
     
  4. Lorrie77

    Lorrie77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I cleaned the butt and he seems just fine, thanks for the info [​IMG]
     
  5. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the yolk is essentially a placenta and thats pretty much what it is...it happens.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    To be specific, that green mass is what is left of the Allantois. Basically it's developmental poop.
     
  7. Chicky-Chick

    Chicky-Chick New Egg

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    What should I do about this? allantois? I'm starting to worry BC this chick hatched out about 11 today...
     
  8. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is normal for the first poop after hatch to be green
     
  9. Chicky-Chick

    Chicky-Chick New Egg

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    It is attached and has been this way since hatching. What should I do? This is my first hatch...
     
  10. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's okay, it's normal. it will dry up and fall off just wait :) no need to worry
    the green stuff is poop it made when it was still in the shell.
     

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