fecal staking on the bum of my chick

coolchick

In the Brooder
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I am new to chick raising and have one chick that is getting poop stacked around her bum. the seven other chicks are fine. I read that this might be cause by a high brooding temperature. I decreased the temp but what can I do for my chick? I tried pulling the matter off but this seemed to cause it pain.
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
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Jun 29, 2007
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Wet it with warm water until it softens enough you can get it off. It can kill them if it isn't removed. Some people put a little olive oil on their bum after they get it cleaned off to keep it from sticking again.
 

cluckychick

Songster
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
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THANK YOU for your reply. I just removed some poo with a warm washcloth and had read somewhere about applying oil but did not know what kind.

I have 17 chicks and only one had this pasty bum (correct name?) After removing the poo she made a big pile for me but she looks bald on her rump, is that normal or did I injure her??

Also very new and just learning
 

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