Chicks arrived, have a Question????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jppayne34, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. jppayne34

    jppayne34 Out Of The Brooder

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    i got my order from Ideal on the 3rd with all 23 + 1 ? doing good as of now, from what i can tell. i have noticed that the poo is watery coming from a few chicks is this ok or do i need to be doing something about it. they all seem to be eating, drinking and playing good even the runt which i think is the ? chick. i gave them the green gel food when they first got here and i have mixed a little sugar in their water but that is all i have done. thanks for any help i am going to try and get some pitchers up tomorrow for everyone to see them.
     
  2. NattiFan

    NattiFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No need to get too nervous about brown, watery, runny poop.....it happens....I had the same concern when I first got our girls, and found out it's totally normal as long as it isn't every time....
    I wouldn't be too concerned
     
  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    Don't worry unless somebody looks sick and keep an eye out for pasty butt. Lets see some pics; we all like pics!
     
  4. jppayne34

    jppayne34 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have been checking the butts and i found a couple that seem like they might be getting a little buildup but not blocked i tried earlier today to clean one with warm water and it just didnt want to come off at all and i was afraid i might hurt it if i kept at it so i have just been keeping a close eye on it and the others what else should i do on that
     
  5. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must clean the pasty butt. They can quickly get completely plugged up and die. I use a technique a little different than most people here on BYC mention. I fold a paper towel in quarters and then get it wet with warm water. I hold the paper towel up to the poo and gently squeeze the poo in the wet paper towel. I gently roll it around between two fingers (touching it with the paper towel, not my fingers). Within a minute or two to loosens up and can be easily wiped off. If I have multiple chicks with pasty butt then I use a fresh paper towel for each one. I usually have a roll of paper towels sitting next to the brooder and only use it for the chicks. This way I am not touching clean kitchen paper towels with hands that have been handling chicks. I get the paper towels wet in a utility room sink, not the kitchen sink. Luckily the utility room is next to the garage and the brooder is in the garage.
     
  6. jppayne34

    jppayne34 Out Of The Brooder

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    well here are the pictures i hope the first single chick is holland the next is a buff brahma it was the darkest one out of the bunch and the biggest then it is the bantam partridge silkie (wife wanted a white one but i didnt want to make it the bulls eye out of the bunch so just randomly picked one) and the last one is the mystery chick i think. it has lighter color around the face than the hollands and is the size of the bantam silkie

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