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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eggerific, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. eggerific

    eggerific New Egg

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    Hi! I was wanting some advice on my Bantams. I just got then and out of 8, 4 died. The Internet said you shouldn't hold them for awhile…the thing is they have pasty butt! I need to care for them…but how??
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, eggerific, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Sorry to hear about your lost birds! Pasty butt can really wipe out a flock! I think you can hold chicks/chickens of any age - just extra carefully as chicks. What I do for pasty butt is get a bowl of luke warm water and submerse their little behinds in it until the poop loosens up and can be expelled. May take a few minutes but I've actually had the fall asleep in the process. Then, a little vaseline or olive oil around the vent helps prevent poop from sticking as bad (I learned that from Moderator Sumi!!) . Good luck to you!!
     
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  4. eggerific

    eggerific New Egg

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    Got any advice??
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What Redsox told you is true. If you have a hair dryer you can use that to hasten the process. Some people have luck adding a bit of apple cider vinegar to the chicks water. You could also do a search for "Pasty Butt." you should see alot of posts pop up there. It's fairly common but, should be addressed promptly.
     

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