Dirty butts

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RIVERA69R, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my chicks on friday and nothing to serious I just want to know if its normal for the chicks to get poop stuck around the vent when I see it its right to the warm water with tissue and q-tip and I try to clean it up as well as possible but boy it gets hard quick but so far not blocking the vent so anyway is this the usual with new babies
     
  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.
     

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