My chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by murdockandbuck, May 13, 2010.

  1. murdockandbuck

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    my chicks are dying at around one or two weeks of age. They have a build up of poop on thier rear ends...
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    That would be pasty butt...it needs to get cleaned off by running their butts under warm water and sometimes if it's bad it takes a few minutes to soften it up. Putting olive oil on the vent when cleaned helps a LOT. They grow out of it in a few weeks. Hope your able to save the others.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Oh and it makes it MUCH easier and faster to wear a rubber glove and work it lose...or a Q tip even if you don't have a glove handy. The glove works best.
    ALSO the olive oil should be reapplied day and night
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2010

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