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Butt emergency

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littlechick2000, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. littlechick2000

    littlechick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 9 day old frizzle Cochin bantam and he's the only one out of 6 chicks having this problem. He has poop stuck to his bottom. I've cleaned it off twice before but it keeps happening. I give the chicks pasty butt solution and it works for the rest of the chicks. I don't think he's eating any. But now a little bit of the inside of his bottom is hanging out his rear. I've been giving him and the others pedialyte because a couple weren't very active. He especially isn't. I don't want him to die but I think he might have had a bit of internal bleeding as the first time I cleaned the poop off him it was blackened. Can anyone help me. I will gladly repeat any of this information if it's unclear
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. ParanoidChicken

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    Also heat being wrong (ie too cold) is a good cause for pasty butt as well.
    May account for the lack of activity if it is not some illness.

    Please someone correct me if I am wrong, but I read that starting the first week they need a heat source of 100F.
    Dropping 5 degrees every week thereafter until they are comfy at room temp.

    Edit: Also make sure they have super clean water.
    I use bottled water and change it at least once a day for my new chicks.
     
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  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Overheating can be a cause of pasty butt.
    Stress or cold from shipping too...but the OP has 9day old chick, so probably not from shipping.
    Diet can also be a factor.
    Generally start at 95degrees and drop 5every week.
    A brooder should be large enough where there is only the one spot of heat, let the rest be cool - or whatever the outside temp is - the whole brooder should not be hot.
     
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  5. littlechick2000

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    I think it's just that he's not active. We wash him off when we get home if he has it and it's getting better. The brooder does have the heat lamp on only one side. I learned the lesson of heating and cooling the hard way thanks to my father. Thank you for all this information
     
  6. ParanoidChicken

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    Ah yes, I forgot to add about heat to one spot only so they can self regulate.

    just today we had a warm snap and my 3 week olds got mad about the heat.
    Sad part about my heat setup is it has no method of automatic temp regulation.
    It got quite warm in there today. But my lil Buffs are hearty and loud.
    So they got prompt attention and are doing well.
     
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  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    OP how is your little one today?
     

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