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Chicks have poopy butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chuckwagon1971, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. chuckwagon1971

    chuckwagon1971 In the Brooder

    Sep 25, 2013
    Can anyone tell me what causes feces to build up on a chicks butt? I've had a couple die, used warm water and mineral oil on my third chick and waiting to see if she makes it. Just looking for info and if there is preventive maintenance for it
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Your chicks have what is known as PASTY BUTT. Here's a page with all the info you need:

    Best of luck and give us an update when you can!
  3. happyhens1972

    happyhens1972 Songster

    Jul 24, 2013
    Worcester, UK
    I always give any chicks with pasty butt, a daily feed of scrambled egg and a little ACV in their water.....works a treat regardless of cause HOWEVER make sure that the temperature in your brooder is optimum.....they should be comfortably moving around the brooder, not huddled under the lamp all the time or huddled away from it either.
  4. chuckwagon1971

    chuckwagon1971 In the Brooder

    Sep 25, 2013
    Thank you for the link and for the info. I'll keep you posted on how they are doing :)

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