Burbs03

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one of my chicks that I just got *i don't know the exact age, maybe under a week old* isn't as energetic as the other chicks and lays down a lot. She still walks sometimes but not a lot. She does eat and drink, but she has poop on her bottom unlike the other chicks. Does any body know if anything is wrong with her? Please help!:(
 
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Poultrybreeder

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She has "pasty butt", a condition that causes poop to stick to them, the way to remove it is to get a rag with warm water and gently try to remove the poop, if this lack of energy continues, start a conversation with me
 

animalgrl

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It sounds like it could maybe be pasty butt. I have never raised chicks, so I have no personal experience with it, but I think you need to moisten a paper towel with warm water and moisten the droppings on the chick's rear using the paper towel until you can gently remove them. and then keep the chick's bottom clean going forward. I'm not sure what else to do. You might want to search the forums on this site or Google it for more info.
 

Burbs03

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Okay, Thanks very much, she has been tired since she got here (which was yesterday). i have moved her and she walked back to where she was, sometimes she runs away from my hand, but that is all she does. she walks sometimes but seems very clumsy and falls down a lot, she also chirps constantly when i am there
 
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Burbs03

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she is still laying down, and i found out that she has orangeish watery poop
 

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