Baby chicks and rectal blockage..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rael, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. rael

    rael Hatching

    Mar 30, 2007
    I need help. I have some chicks and they appear
    to have a blockage problem.. I've cleaned them up
    as best I can. Any advice..?
  2. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    It's a common thing known as pasty butt. Keep 'em cleaned up and they'll be fine. They seem to get done with that pretty quick, at least mine did, but I'm only on my first batch of babies.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    rael.....just make sure you CAREFULLY clean thier little bums....warm water....soft wet cloth works great! I went to the feed store the other day, and there was a little baby in the trough with about 40 others. I noticed it was very tiny, and just laying there. It had "pasty butt" So I just picked it up, and cleaned it. After watching it a few min, it seemed ALOT happier! Good luck with your new babies..and most of all...ENJOY!!

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