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My chick has pasty butt!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AAJ, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. AAJ

    AAJ Chirping

    Oct 21, 2011
    What should I do for my chick with pasty butt?

  2. LaBaze

    LaBaze Chirping

    Feb 14, 2011
    Covington, LA
    take the chick and while holding it in one hand, run warm water and use your hand to rub water on the poo until it gets soft. It will start coming off quickly and try not to pull any butt feathers while doing so. Good luck!
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Then, rub the vent with olive oil or vasoline.

    Also check and see if the brooder is too small and too hot. Pure, clean water only for drinking.
  4. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chirping

    Nov 28, 2011
    NE Alabama
    Quote:I had a few that had that problem. It has been really rainy here and the humidity was really high so I cleaned a vaselined behinds and added 2 more vents in my hen house and problem has subsided.

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