Fuzzybutts w/ Crusties

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bigredfeather, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several 6 day old chicks that have crusties on their bottoms. Is it best to simply wash thier bottoms with a warm, damp cloth or sponge to remove this?
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, clean`m up. Then you can finish the job by adding molasses to their drinking water. Molasses is a natural laxative for fowl. The condition you describe is called "pasty butt" and is a symptom of constipation. Mix the water/molasses to look like weak tea and give it to them for 2-3 days.
     
  3. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get a warm dribble going in the sink and kind of rinse them off.
     

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