fecal staking on the bum of my chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coolchick, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. coolchick

    coolchick Out Of 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.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    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.
     
  3. coolchick

    coolchick Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the help
     
  4. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    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 [​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    She'll be fine. Actually since she's little bald back there now there's less chance of pasty butt happening again.
     

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