Checking little bums

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tracykennedy, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. tracykennedy

    tracykennedy Out Of The Brooder

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    How long do I continue to check for pasty butt? Our chicks are 18 days old. I am checking once a day right now. Is that too seldom? When do I stop?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi,

    If they have not shown any signs of pasty butt so far, then checking once per day should be fine. Not sure about when to stop as i have always hatched using a broody hen and i have never had such an issue.

    All the best
    CT
     

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