Just got some speckled sussex chicks. Another Problem

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tknjk, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to the feed store, and saw they had SS chicks there, and I have been looking for them for a while.
    I told the guy I wanted three, and he grabbed 4 told me one of them had a pasty butt, but it should be ok
    and added another one just in case. What did he mean by that, and do I need to do anything to this chick
    in particular? Wanna see pics of the new chicks? Everyone loves pictures. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    You need to clean there butts. You can wash there bums in baby shampoo. You do not want them to get blocked up.
    Can you post pics?
     
  3. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is the butt in question.
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    Should I just wash it with warm soapy water? Or should I try scraping it off?
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would soak that little butt for a couple minutes in warm water and see if you can get it to come off. Also if you trust yourself and have a steady hand you can always just clip it off.
     
  5. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Soak with h2o to soften, then gently remove the clump with a soft rag. And send pics of the other end of your chicks - we want to see!
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  6. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna try the soaking deal here in a minute. I will take pics when I get this one cleaned up.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You're going to like your SS alot. Mine are really nice birds.
     
  8. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it clean the one with the pink butt in the second pic. As soon as I got done cleaning it she went crazy.
    She must feel a lot better now, because she ran all over the place, and jumped on the feeder, and just went
    nuts. She is calm now, and sleeping with her butt towards the light. [​IMG]

    sleeping chick
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    Now thats a clean butt. (how'd I do?)
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    here is all 4 of them. enjoy.
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  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    They are beautiful chicks. You did a great job cleaning her up, btw. SS are a great breed. I know you will enjoy them!
     
  10. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job and good luck... happy clucking
     

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