Chicks with sore butts

mgw

Songster
9 Years
May 29, 2010
1,393
7
161
Eastern Wa.
We have a bronze turkey chick and a Delaware chick apprx 1 week old. This morning we noticed some poop stuck on their butts, so we quarantined them from the rest of the flock after cleaning them up we noticed their butts were red , swollen , and inflamed. Does anyone know what could be wrong with them/ what could we do to help them? Here is a pic, it's super close up so be warned

PS we are feeding regular unmedicated chick starter.
 

Makomd

Songster
8 Years
Jul 24, 2011
750
31
128
ES of MD , USA
Could be pastry butt, it can look like that once they lose some feathers that are stuck with poo. Search pasty butt and you can find a lot of good ideas. It will kill them eventually if they can not rid themselves of waste due to blockage. Always use a warm cloth if trying to clean this situation and be gentle as the skin is rather thin and able to rip.
 

mgw

Songster
9 Years
May 29, 2010
1,393
7
161
Eastern Wa.
We have cleaned them up with a warm wash cloth. they seem to be ok. what do you think could be causing it??
thanks for the answer.
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
15,100
621
398
Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
I always put Rooster Booster Pick no more lotion on pasty butt chicks after washing their behinds under the warm tap water, since their behinds always look a bit "red/noticeable" to the other chicks after cleaning and I worry about pecking.

The lotion tastes bad to them. Feed stores carry it.
 

Makomd

Songster
8 Years
Jul 24, 2011
750
31
128
ES of MD , USA
I think the issue I have with pasty butt are from brooder temps being too hot. After the initial clean up I raise the light a bit and all seems to be fine.
 
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