Mass of poop? I know, real fun :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ClucksForFun, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. ClucksForFun

    ClucksForFun Out Of The Brooder

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    New here. Hello all! I know this is nothing fun to look at and discuss, but what is it? I'm guessing big ball of poo. Two of six baby chicks has this. This is the worst case and she seems to not like it when I try to get it off. I've tried warm wash cloth, dunking the butt in warm water, etc and nothing seems to help. If I just leave it alone will the chick eventually peck it off herself? Both affected chicks are still pooping and eating normally. No weird behavior. Thanks in advance!

    iPad won't let me upload photo :( I'll take this to my computer...
     
  2. ClucksForFun

    ClucksForFun Out Of The Brooder

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    Drum roll please.... TA DA. Nasty butt.

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  3. Jakl

    Jakl Out Of The Brooder

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    It's called pasty butt. You need to remove it. Sometimes the down comes off with it, but do be gentle.
    After removal, I use plain Vaseline to prevent recurrence.

    If you search here for Pasty butt, you will find other remedies/treatments for it.
     

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