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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kesha, Feb 22, 2009.
How long do I have to keep cleaning the poo off their butts????
They are 1 week old?
OK, The straight skinny on "Pasty Butt". Believe it or not, Pasty Butt is a symptom of constipation. The cure is molasses in their drinking water. Molasses is a natural laxative for fowl. Mix it like weak tea and give it to them for 2 days. Naturally you should clean their little butts with a warm damp cloth before you start the treatment. Failure to cure this condition could result in a painful death for your chicken. This treatment is for adult birds as well as chicks.
Do I have to keep cleaning their butts forever?
Put vaseline on and around vent. That will help keep the poo from drying on vent.
Quote:No!!! LOLOL....just make sure plenty of water and try that molasses tip....
I've been so afraid of pasty butt!!!! But (no pun intended) so far, knock on wood, I haven't had a problem. I've been checking each chick several times a day just to make sure.