Help pasty butt ?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kayynichole, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. kayynichole

    kayynichole New Egg

    Dec 12, 2016
    Is this pasty butt ? And the black on top is that poop that I need to clean off or ? I'm so confused and worried. He still poops and I tried to clean the bottom part and I cleaned his sleeping area earlier
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota
    Looks like the beginning of it to me. Clean it off with a damp cloth. Turn the heat down or give him a little more room to get away from it and put olive oil on his butt once it is cleaned.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Or you can clean him off, dry him and then put some Vaseline on him to help prevent it was clogging up again.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice above.

    Best wishes
  5. Maeschak

    Maeschak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Yeah, clean off the poop (some is black, some is not) and dry off the butt and fluff the fuzz around the butt.

    If you cant pick off the poop or rub it off (gently) with a cloth or paper towel you might have to stick his butt under a running faucet of warn water. If that is the case, many people recommend using a hair dryer to dry off the butt as little chicks get cold very easily. I used a hair dryer a number of occasions, but no longer do so as there are just too many poop butts sometimes and they have all survived. (They did have, however, plenty of other chicks to warm up around). If you get super lazy you can take a pair of tiny scissors (I use one of those little swiss army pen knife scissors) and cut the poop off- it takes off the poop and the fuzz around the butt leading to less poop getting stuck on the fuzz.

    Just be careful not to pull or cut off the vent tissue (where the poop comes out) - sometimes the vent sticks out a bit and looks like poop because it is encrusted in poop.
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  7. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You've received some good advice so all I can add is Hello and thanks for joining us!
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to the wonderful world of Backyard Chickens! I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow
  10. kayynichole

    kayynichole New Egg

    Dec 12, 2016
    Thanks for the advice guys ! It's clearing up fine. Now it's just a struggle to get him to go to sleep and quiet down. Lol but snuggles seems to be working , just hope I can stay up and no squish him !

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