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How to remove poopy butt from chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by funonahonda, May 16, 2010.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    What is the right way to remove the poop that is built up around the vent? We got some chicks that have buildup. Thanks
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    Warm water. Sometimes you can put their butt under the faucet - or you can hold their back sides in a container of warm water until it comes loose.

    Often, the poop will stop sticking if you put some vaseline or something else greasy over the area where it was sticking after it's clean.
  3. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    I got a dish of warm water, dipped a paper towel into the water, and then gently wiped until the dried poo softened enough so that it came off. You can also use a q-tip dipped in water. You do have to be careful not to pull the feathers or the tissues.
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I always just run their butt under warm running water at the sink [​IMG] I second the vaseline thing...

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