fun with Sylvie

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gimmie birdies, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    I change the bedding on my chicks brooder every day, but some times they get the poopy build up on their toes. If is really tough and crusty, I soak the toes in warm water then try and VERY careful gently tug the balls off the toes, when softened, also under the feet also. When the feet dry off, I rub vaseline on the feet to keep and hopefully keep the poop off.
     
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  2. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    CHICKS!!!!!:love:love:love:love:love
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    How big (feet by feet) is your broodr, how many chicks are you brooding and with what are you bedding? For that much accumulation to occur with daily maintenance there is some factor needing adjustment
     
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  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    x2. I clean mine out every 3-7 days and never have a problem with crusty toes.
     
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  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    :eek:omagoursh! I helped out my birds, and fixed it, still get :old... ..........
     
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  6. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    It just seems odd to me. I consider myself a lazy cleaner, and I never have this problem.
     
  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    I don't always get a chick with a crusty butt, but if I do I have to deal with it. "STUFF happens."
     
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  8. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I do get crusty butt sometimes.

    EDT: I do get a crusty butt on some of my chicks sometimes. Usually when it's cold outside (broody chicks) or I need to up the brooder heat a notch.
     
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  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Suggest showering more often and stepping up a ply or two in the tp department ;)
     
  10. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Are you impugning my hygiene?! I'll have you know I shower once a week whether I need it or not!
     

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