Do mama hens take care of pasty butt?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stone_family3, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chick I noticed was getting a little bit of a pasty butt (silkie), will mama hen take care of it or do I need to wrangle the chick and do it myself?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Silkies are so special they need human intervention when poo gets stuck to their butt feathers.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I just cut their fluff?
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Bathe them - they do like it. And you can cut their fluff if you want.
     

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