Keet with " dirty butt". How to help?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by debbiez, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. debbiez

    debbiez Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 3 guinea keets hatch out on 6/10. Now one of the has 'dirty butt".You know poop on it's rear. It is nod hard but does not look runny.They are (and have been) in a clean place with clean food and water.They all seem good and happy.I'm feeding the game bird starter with high protein. What can I do to help? please tell me I don't want to loose a bird.[​IMG]
    Also would it be Okay to put them in with my 10 day old Australorp chicks.(only 5 of them)?
    Thanks,
    Debbiez:)
     
  2. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Debbiez,
    It's nothing more than pasty butt, use a warm wet towel to clean it off, you may have to grasp it to pull it off. It common with all chicks. I don't recommend putting the keets with your bigger chick, even at this age they will peck at them and since they're much smaller age & size wise the Australorp would be rough. I wish we had game bird starter here, I have to stick to standard chick starter for my keets.

    Good luck!
    Lori
     
  3. debbiez

    debbiez Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the very quick reply,Lori![​IMG]

    I could not even mix them in a few days? We only have one brood box and I'm sure the keets are ready to be out of the box in my living room.
    Did not think through hatching guinea and chicken eggs together! [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    Debbiez:)
     
  4. debbiez

    debbiez Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay ,I have been doing all that is recommended for pasty butt.The vent is clear.But my keet just acts like he doesn't fell good.He sleeps standing up.Is this common or could it be something else.There was a little runny poop in the box.[​IMG]:barnie
    Thanks,
    Debbiez:)
     

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