Help! Pasty butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brittnelee, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. brittnelee

    brittnelee Hatching

    Mar 20, 2016
    Wilmington NC
    My chick has pasty butt, I've cleaned it and applied olive oil. The other chicks are pecking at her now, what should I do? (She's currently sleeping in my lap on a heating pad)
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Are they picking at her bum?
    Is it red?
    After you soak/wash - don't pull off the poo try to dissolve it - dry her well then apply a little Bluekote or Pick No More, this will hide the redness. Once that dries you can put a little oil on the downy to help keep the poo from sticking.
    What is the temp in your brooder and what type of foods/treats are you giving?
    Any pictures of the new babies and your brooder setup?

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