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zade11

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im new to this. i got 6 baby chicks today and i was trying to clean off their booties. but when i looked at one he had brown tenticle looking things coming out of his butt area. is this norm?
 

zade11

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Mar 11, 2010
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i dont have a camera...almost look like he might just have some sort of dingleberry but he starts to squeak loud when i try to pull it off
 

PunkinPeep

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Mar 31, 2009
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You need to soak his butt in a nice warm bath to loosen whatever's there. Then you can clean him thoroughly - and dry him really quickly so he doesn't get cold, and you can see what's really there. Could it just be poop attached to feathers?
 

chauqg

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Jun 13, 2009
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I have been prepared every time i check the chicks to clean the butts of each one I handle, need it or not. Cleaned every butt every time with warm water dipping a paper towel and pressing/wiping gently on their butt several times will loosen anything and keeps them clean; you must change towel every chick.. No pasty butt problems to speak of and drying is easy with a paper towel.

Only needed to worry about this for a short time, they grow extremely fast.

Good Luck!
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Mama2B&D&...Chickens

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Feb 22, 2010
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I'm completely new so any info from me take with a grain of salt...
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BUT, where is there little yolk thing absorbed? could it be something like that? maybe you should clean the butt area from poop but not "pull" it? IDK!!!
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GL!!!
 

zade11

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Mar 11, 2010
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Evansville Indiana
we've come to the conclusion that it's just poo stuck to some feathers. we're gonna trim them tomorrow since we're having trouble cleaning them
 
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