I never thought I'd be...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kklowell, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. kklowell

    kklowell Songster

    Mar 2, 2018
    Bridgton, Maine
    Had someone ever told me I'd be cleaning chick butts with a q-tip on a sunny Saturday morning I would have scoffed at the idea.
    Does anyone want to guess what I did this morning?
  2. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    I feel your pain! My first batch of chicks, heat lamp raised in the house, consisted of 22 chicks. I was constantly at the sink, wondering how 22 chicks could have 44 hineys!! It felt like I had more butts in that brooder than I had beaks and feet! Never fought it again after I ditched the lamp and started raising them outside from the start. Oh, except for one batch of chicks.....a couple of them arrived here with it, but I just did a couple of cleanings and it never recurred.

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