Dirty booties

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kesha, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Kesha

    Kesha Out Of The Brooder

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    How long do I have to keep cleaning the poo off their butts????
    They are 1 week old?
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  3. Kesha

    Kesha Out Of The Brooder

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    Do I have to keep cleaning their butts forever? [​IMG]
     
  4. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Put vaseline on and around vent. That will help keep the poo from drying on vent.
     
  5. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No!!! LOLOL....just make sure plenty of water and try that molasses tip....[​IMG]
     
  6. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. JudyH

    JudyH Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     

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