Need Help With Pastey Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mylilchix, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    My blue cochin chick, Fuzzy, is the fluffiest thing. I've been dealing with a bad bum on this one for a while. Her bum gets better, and then worse. The brooder temp is ideal, so I don't think she's pasting because of a chill. I think it's just because her tushy is so darn fuzzy!!! I've been cleaning, drying, and lubbing her with olive oil, but I think she's pecking at her bottom because of this and it looks sore. Can I put bacitracin on her?

    Thanks, Sonja
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Clean and dry her vent area. Trim the fluff to remove as much as possible around the vent. Use vaseline around the vent and not just a little dab. Make sure there is enough there to coat and cover the pecked skin and to slide off with the poops.
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you so much!! I'll give that a try.

    Sonja
     
  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can I use A&D ointment or Aquaphor on her tushy? We're out of vaseline.
    Thanks, Sonja
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A&D will work perfectly!
     
  6. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been applying A&D to her behind. She's eating, drinking, and pooing normally, but her poor little vent is crusty. Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Sonja
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Keep the A&D ointment on a clean hiney.
     

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