chick with poopy butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by biggie, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. biggie

    biggie Out Of The Brooder

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    well title says it all i got a chick with a nasty butt. tried to wipe with a warm wet rag but it won't come off. and he seems to be in pain when he poo's . any one run into this and how can i get it off? Thanks
     
  2. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try running warm water over its rear end and wipe it. it wont be happy but it may help
     
  3. biggie

    biggie Out Of The Brooder

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    see i was gonna do that but i didn't know if it would hurt them being so young. (about a week old )
     
  4. big mami

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    You could look up "pasty butt" on this forum - it's fairly common but short lived. I have dealt with it on the majority of my 40 chicks! I wound up taking a small bucket of warm water to them and for the worst cases I soaked their bums in the water while working the dried poop with my fingers. Not fun, but it gets the job done. Then I'd wipe with a wet rag and dry with a dry rag. I have read that pasty butt lasts about a week and my experience (thankfully) is that it's been shorter than that. Best of luck!
     
  5. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    running a week old chicks bum in water should be fine, i did it to a 2 day old and it didnt complain or get hurt
     
  6. peep peep

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    If it's not too crusted on there, you can even take a cup of warm (not hot, not cold :) ) water and a Q-tip and rub it off their vents. [​IMG] Pasty butt is gross!
     
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  7. mommabice

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    We had this issue the first week or so. We put just their bum under warm (not hot) water and just used a Q-tip to help loosen it a bit. It took a few minutes usually. That stuff is hard! After that, I dried them and put just a tiny bit of veg oil around the vent with a Q-tip. That kept the poo off for quite a while.
     
  8. biggie

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    just took him to the sink and ran warm water over his bum and used a paper towel to rub it a little came right off. i think he went to sleep. lol. he liked it. lol
    thanks folks. i haven't done this since i was a really young kid and don't remember nothing. lol
     
  9. Madjohn85

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    I am so thankful for this place. I had never had any chicken experience and pasty butt was beyond my scope of understanding. Until I came here.

    I had 2 of my chicks with nasty pasty butt.It was crusty and hard to get off.

    I cleaned them 2 - 3 x a day so it wouldn't build up.

    They are 2 1/2 weeks old now and we no longer have this problem.

    My husband's comment while watching me clean them up: I am SO GLAD you are doing this, and not me. [​IMG] lol.

    It goes away soon enough.
     
  10. biggie

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    lol i would normaly not do something like this but i did it and survived so i'm sure i will doing it again soon. lol.
     

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