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Chicks have poopy butts

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by showgirl275, May 2, 2017.

  1. showgirl275

    showgirl275 Just Hatched

    May 1, 2017
    Our chicks have poopy butts i clean them everyday but what causes iy and how do u prevent it if possible. Thanks
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Hello & welcome! [​IMG] What are you feeding them? Are you adding anything to the water? When you say poopy - do you mean diarrhea or just regular crusty poop? If it's regular and crusted it sounds like pasty butt, which can be caused by incorrect temp in the brooder - usually a little too warm. Once you adjust the temp a little it will clear up in no time, [​IMG]
  3. showgirl275

    showgirl275 Just Hatched

    May 1, 2017
    They r getting fed purina start and grow. It seems to be normal poop. They seem really healthy running around there pen. The temp is about 95 degrees
  4. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2016
    Boone, North Carolina
    How many chicks do you have and how much room? Sometimes pasty butt happens, but it will clear up as they get older. You just have to keep track of it and clean it. Even though it can be really annoying.

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