help pasty butt on 2 day old silkie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilchicklover, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. lilchicklover

    lilchicklover Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    I'm a first time chicken owner and I just got my chicks. One of the little silkies has poop cakeing on her but what do I do.. I neeeeed heelp!
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    warm water and a rag and gently break it loose. Dont pull on it let the water disolve it. Depending on how bad may take a little bit to get it off. After dry with a dry rag you can blow dry bottom with a hair dryer. Becareful to use warm setting not hot as it can burn them and dont get it too close to their bums. You can put a little olive oil on after it seems to help with the poo not sticking. I have also fould if I put some electrolyte/vitamin in their water they dont get pasty as easy. Just make sure you keep them clean and they will be fine.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011

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