Chicks got poop butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cosmicredneck, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. cosmicredneck

    cosmicredneck Out Of The Brooder

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    First time chick buyer here I got some chicks one of em had some poop that has hardened and I can't just wipe it off with toilet paper should I be concerned or is there a way to clean it
     
  2. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's blocking the vent or catching fresh poop, the best way I found was to gently rinse the poopy spot under a thin stream of warmish water, cradling the chick and very carefully rubbing until it dissolved. Then a pat dry with a drop of baby oil on the feathers under the vent to let other poops slide off easier. Congrats on the new chicks!
     
  3. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    agreed completely :welcome
     
  4. cosmicredneck

    cosmicredneck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks y'all I'll give it a try
     
  5. cosmicredneck

    cosmicredneck Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got done washing lil chickeys butt used the baby oil great advice y'all thnx so much
     
  6. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just more options , baby oil or Vaseline I used coconut oil and polysporin when the butt was really red and sore[​IMG]

    Check them many times a day for this ...
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    If the dirty butt continues you may want to try ACV with the "mother" (Bragg) in their water (1T/gal) . Check their butts daily, clean off with warm wet rag. I do fermented feeding (FF) less nasty butts and alot of benefits.
     
  8. PapaBear4

    PapaBear4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't fret if you end up pulling out a few feathers during the process. They'll be okay.
     
  9. DevvonHines

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    Can the chick die if you do not clean it off?
     
  10. PapaBear4

    PapaBear4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they can die. If not seen to, the poop will dry over their cloaca (aka vent) and they get backed up and die. Best to deal with it as soon as possible.
     

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