Dirty butt question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 31665, May 23, 2008.

  1. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just picked up the chics for the first time sooo cute but 1 of them has a dirty butt what can I do to help?Or should I leave her alone. It looks like the dropping never dropped.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wash it off with some warm water. Dry the bottom well. Put a little vaseline around the vent to keep things from sticking. Watch it. If it gets blocked up it can become sick enough to be fatal. If it is not tightening up you can cook a little white rice and mix it with some plain yogurt to see if you can stop the pasty butt.
     
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    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you not sure what a vent is but I'll look I have vanilla yogurt ok?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The 'vent' is the place in the rear where all things - poop and eggs - exit their body.

    Flavored yogurt has alot of sugar in it. Sugar makes the pasty butt worse. Plain is best.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:I don't know if this is good or bad, but I give mine sugarfree vanilla yogurt. I hope they like nutrasweet, LOL
     

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