Cleaning my babies butts?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by graham65, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. graham65

    graham65 New Egg

    Mar 20, 2013
    I have 12 Buff Orpingtons. I have 2 that have poop stuck to their bottom. I cleaned one about a week ago and felt like I did more harm than good. I haven't messed with them since then. The chicken poop seems like cement to me, how do I remove it without harming my babies? I know they are still able to poop because I have seen them do it, but they need their butts cleaned. Need help!!
  2. countrygirl74

    countrygirl74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2012
    Northern Arizona
    I get a bowl of warm water and sit their little bottoms into it while gently rubbing away the poo. I think they love the warmth because they usually start falling asleep in the middle of it all. [​IMG]
    Also, get some unpasteurized apple cider vinegar "with the Mother" and add 1 T. per gallon of water. As soon as I get my chicks home from wherever I've purchased them and get them on ACV water and their FF, I never have another case of pasty butt. The only time I've had to clean up bottoms is on the first or second day after getting them.

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