Chicks with poo stuck to thier fuzz

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JustMandy, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. JustMandy

    JustMandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that pastey butt? What causes it, what can I do for them. Two of my seven 5-7 day old Blue Splash Marans have poo stuck in their fuzz. It was not covering thier vent at all.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Use warm water to soak it and gently remove it.
     
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    and dab a little vaseline, then it won't get stuck on the bum..
     
  4. magoochie

    magoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you dont have vaseline, you can use olive oil. I just dab it on with a Qtip
     
  5. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like pasty butt to me. Warm water over their butt, gently massage it till it break apart and leaves the vent clean a little bit on their butt can be normal as long as it isn't covering the vent. Also, at that age you should still be able to carefully trim some butt fuzz to help prevent poo from collecting and potentially blocking I did this with my silkies and a few dark cornish that were pasting up quite often.... everyones butt feathers are coming in just fine now at 4 weeks. Shipping stress can cause it, switching foods/ introducing new food, etc... the good news is that you usually only have to wash butts for a few days to around a week then they seems to adjust. Just remember to periodically check after it does clear up! If the vent isn't covered I don't remove it- don't want o over stress them by chasing them down and potentially chilling them while they dry. Isn't being a mommy chicken great?
     

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