Baby chicks dying

GermanKennhuhn

Crowing
Oct 10, 2015
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Sorry about you chicks. :hugs
Yes, clean the droppings off. I use a warm wet paper towel to soften the droppings, then gently rub it off.
I agree with previous posters, could you post pictures of your brooder? What type of bedding are you using?
How warm is it in the room they are in?
 

Lisauz

Chirping
Mar 3, 2018
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Could they be eating the sawdust? I’d switch it out for straw or hay or bigger wood chips that they can’t eat. Two warm wet Q-tips are handy when cleaning the vent.
Would the saw dust clog them up? I know I’ve seen them poop.
 

GermanKennhuhn

Crowing
Oct 10, 2015
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Her butt looks nothing like that. The poop is higher
We keep them in the living room. The bedding is like saw dust.
Raspberry
That’s ok then. If it’s not blocking her vent, I would leave it.
Would it be possible to get pine shavings or straw? The sawdust is dusty, plus they could eat it.
Do you provide chick grit for them? I would only give treats if they have access to grit.
Do you think you could get a heat lamp or something similar? I could be wrong, but I don’t think that heat pad is ideal.
Sorry about all the questions. I hope this gets resolved soon. :hugs
 

Nigel27

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Apr 22, 2020
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Not sure what causes pasty butt, but it’s easy to fix and only is an issue for the first couple weeks. But if they’re eating sawdust without stones/sand to grind it up in their crop they could be getting impacted/clogged up.
 

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