I never thought I'd be...

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

  1. kklowell

    kklowell Songster

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    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

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    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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