- Apr 15, 2013
This is my first time with chicks. I have six 2 wk olds. They are really messy little gals and guys whats the best way to clean them up a bit when I clean their box?
A brooder is an enclosed safe space to keep baby chicks in until they no longer need extra heat. Are you providing your chicks with heat? Are they cuddled together or running around in their space, and spread out? Where are you keeping them now? And at what temperature. They may not be warm enough, and that may be contributing to their poopy butts. You need to keep their butts clean, or the poop will continue to stick in their down/feathers and harden like cement until they can't poop any more. That will kill them. You might do a thread search for "pasty butt" and "brooders".I have 6 3 week old chickens and they have poop stuck to their butt and feather and i want to know if this is normal. Also what is a brooder?