how to clean crust butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by horsewishr, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got one chick with a thick crust on her hiney. She's only a week old, so I'm nervous about doing too much. Advice???
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I used a warm wet paper towel.... some folks put the chicken butt under warm running water - but mine wasn't TOO bad and I didn't want a wet chick.
     
  3. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    ive never had to do it, but
    take a clean warm wet cloth, rag and dab its little booty till the poop comes off.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Oh and once it is clean, some folks will put a little oil or something on the chickies bum so the poop won't stick again in such a hurry!
     
  5. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks. I'm glad I've got some latex gloves from work!!
     
  6. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    horsewishr,
    This condition is called "pasting". Warm water and a soft cloth or paper towel spplied will soften it and eventually remove. Last night I had a number of them to do. I put on some disposable gloves and applied some warm water with a cloth until it was removed. I then dried them under the brooder lamp and they were no worse for wear. It is a very humbling experience to "clean those iddy bitty biddy butts".
     
  7. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I've been doing quite a few today myself. It's more common when they've gotten a chill during shipping. My last bunch I got in Sept only had 1 chick with a problems.
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:[​IMG] a little poop won't hurt........ give em a few months and there will be so much poop you won't even notice anymore! [​IMG]
     
  9. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's all clean as a whistle now. Thanks. I just hope it stays clean.
     
  10. paganfish

    paganfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use wet paper towels in warm water and gently dab their bums until the stuff falls off. It is painstakingly long event (depending on poop pasted.) so find a comfy spot. [​IMG]

    I did...I had to clean 5 in one night. [​IMG]

    One of the chicks had to GO! Once I was done and turned my back for a bit, it pooped this huge turd on my hand and just jumped off!

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    Pedro (Chick butt cleaner) [​IMG]

    PS Also...I applied some olive oil with a Q-Tip around their vents and it has not reoccurred. (I was given this hint here.) [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2008

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