impacted chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tenmore, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need help chics not doing well .......poop stuck to feathers and they are blocked up.....what's causing this and what do I need to do
     
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gently run some warm water over their little bums and loosen the poo that is stuck on there. Then, when they are clean, apply some vaseline or neosporin, without pain med, to the vent area to help keep the poo from sticking again. Put some ACV into their drinking water for a couple days. This is called pasty butt and there are many links on here to help. I think it is 1 tsp ACV per quart...this should take care of the problem. Make sure that you watch for this to recurr at least twice a day. Immediately clean off any poo and reapply the vaseline, etc.
     
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  3. PheazAnts

    PheazAnts Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been reading Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens. In Chapter on "Chick Problems and Solutions" it states one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (ACV) - (I had to look that one up) to one gallon of water will act as a probiotic. I had two chicks with poop on the butt. The warm water helped soften it up and then it was gone. The chicks were fine with it. I seemed to be the one who had to 'get over it' so to speak. Hope this helps you out.
     
  4. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there doing better now it was just that one time but it had one of the pretty sick
     

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