Need HELP with 5-day old chick and stuck poop!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by paxicotrader, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. paxicotrader

    paxicotrader Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    Yesterday, I found a dried clod of poop on the backside of one of my chicks. When I was washing it off with warm water I noticed that the vent was clear, so it doesn't appear to be a case of pasting up.

    Today I found another chick with the same thing. Poop stuck to his butt, but not "clogging" the vent. What's going on?

    They seem to be acting normal.
  2. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    It still may be pasty butt. Keep cleaning it off. SOmetimes my babies just get poop on their backsides. THe other babies try to peck at it. EWWWWWW!!![​IMG]
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    Sometimes they miss and everything goes downhill from there. Just keep cleaning it until they get older.
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    here is what to do
    buy sack of childrens play school sand at the lumber yard
    then make this mix
    1 gallon of crumbles
    1 cup of the playschoo; sand
    mix good and fee till you don't see any more pasty manure

    also do you have the heat level okay for the age of the chick
    first week 96 degrees
    every week after that down 5 degrees
    with ventilation
    NO drafts just fresh air coming into the brooder

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