help im woried

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by toddog, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. toddog

    toddog Out Of The Brooder

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    is it ok for my week old chicks to have poo stuck to there buts
     
  2. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its called "pasting". This is the first time I have ever had chicks and 2 of mine were that way. The expert here told me to take the baby and dip her little bum in some warm water for a minute or so and then wipe it off with a wet paper towel. I had to do it 2 times but now they are all poo free!
     
  3. toddog

    toddog Out Of The Brooder

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    ok cool thanks for that
     
  4. goldeneggtees

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  5. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OHH I forgot to mention - the first time i did it, and put her back in the brooder with wet feathers, the others started pecking at her like crazy. so I took her out and blow dried her. when i put her back dry they didnt even notice her anymore.

    Blow dry on low and held the dryer far away so not to burn her.
     
  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah sometimes they get pasy butts. Just make sure to remove it so they can poo or it will kill them. I usually take a warm rag and sit it on their bum for a bit then slowly work the poo off. You can then put a little oil on the feathers to keep it from sticking again, most time you dont have to as they usually stay clean after a time or two of cleaning them. I make it a point for the first 2 weeks to check them daily for pasty. Some will get it some wont.
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:Ditto for me....... Never thought I'd blow dry a chicks butt before! But I did! [​IMG]
     
  8. toddog

    toddog Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks you lovely people all bums clean and dry [​IMG]
     

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