extreme pasty butt??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kmatt87, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone seen this before? Its the bum of my 2 wk old ancona chick. She's one of the 2 that seems to be stuck with pasty butt. I clean her daily, and it didn't look like this yesterday. I haven't seen any pecking in the brooder....there is a little acv and molasses in the water, clean shavings, unmedicated feed...they had greek yogurt once a few days ago...
    Its shiny due to some neosporin.
     
  2. RubyRamona

    RubyRamona Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm also curious about this. I'm brand new to chickens (literally got our chicks today) and I noticed one with pasty butt. When I cleaned her she also looked like yours. I thought maybe I wasn't gentle enough. But maybe not?!
     
  3. queenb33

    queenb33 New Egg

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    I have a baby chick whose bottom looks like this too! The chick constantly chirps (WAY more than the other one who doesn't have this bottom). I constantly wash the bottom off and put Vaseline on it. I wish I knew what else to do to make it better!
     
  4. countrygirl74

    countrygirl74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure they're not too warm - can cause pasty butt... take them outside and get them some fresh air for a little bit each day.

    Also, I know some people use preparation H on their chickens to help take down the swelling... might be worth a try?

    Sounds like the original poster was already doing the other things I would suggest - acv in the water and a little plain yogurt for some probiotics. Olive oil on the bottom is also good.
     
  5. alleyboballey

    alleyboballey Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my girls had this!! She is 3 weeks older now and doing 100%. I think some poo dried on her fluff and when she tried to pick it off, she picked off some fluff too. I could be wrong, but I couldn't think of anything else.
    I don't think it's any bullying either because there's no blood.
    I used warm water and q-tips to clean her. Any dried poop that I couldn't get with a q-tip I gently pulled off with tweezers. After I would clean her I would use a q-tip and spread a layer of vaseline on her butt. I did that 2 probably 3 times a day. This was also done while holding her on her back so she wouldn't struggle to much and sometimes fall asleep!
    I hope your baby gets better! Mine is the most spunky of the bunch now! :celebrate
    And don't worry about her bare bottom, it grows back haha
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2013

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