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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pefferlawchicken, Apr 7, 2009.
when do they start to pooh , just wondering they are almost a day old
we just had one born and he was orphaned but he poohed about 4 or 5 hours afterward. this is my first chicken that i am raising so i will try to help as i am trying to find all sorts of help myself. are they eating and drinking any water?
Quote:make sure thier vents are not stopped on the way home if they came via mail. I think pasty vents can caus problems.
I just got my chicks last week and I had one with pasty butt...I soaked a paper towel in warm water and gently removed the plug and now she is doing great. I check them all daily for it , as I figure it would be easier to remove a small plug rather then a big one . Good luck with your new babies!!
How do you tell if they have pasty butt?! I have my new three, and unless I catch them in the act of pooping, how can I make sure they are ok?
You will know if they have pasty butt. It will literally show up as a clump of poo hanging off their bums.
Thanks-and as the new mom of two silkies, luv your name!!!
My chicks started pooping right away. They had chick starter and water available to them their first day.