Hello! Newbie to the Site and Chickendom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sonic Pug, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello. Brand new here. My new babies arrived yesterday. All 10 seem to be doing fine except I do have one with pasty butt. How long are new chicks at risk for this before its not a big issue? Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
  2. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
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    [​IMG] As far as the pasty butt, I find washing them under warm, but not hot, water with a teeny bit of dish soap takes it off really easily. I've only had a few that had a mild case. The most I've had to wash their butts was 3 days in a row, then not a problem. That is just my experience though.
     
  3. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pasty butt is typical. Something to expect in poultry.
     
  4. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok.. Thanks for the help and I appreciate the warm welcome. I'm glad its not a lengthy problem and I will try the warm water removal. Thanks again!
     
  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I agree you need to wash daily and keep a close eye on pasty butt. My bantam had it for 2 weeks straight. The other two only a few days. I cut the butt fluff after washing and drying. I also gently blew dry the chicks as well to make sure they were 100% dry. Good luck.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome from Kansas! Sounds like you're off and running! [​IMG]
     
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

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  9. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WELCOME!!!

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  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Yes, pasty butts are very common. Not to worry, just keep it cleaned off. [​IMG]
     

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