New Chick With New Chicks

SwampyChicken

Chirping
Mar 24, 2018
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Hello, BYC!

I found y'all by googling how to care for my 4 new little chickies. Love the site!

Thanks to a thread here, when I went to clean their pen I also checked their little behinds. Guess what I found? A hard poop stuck to one's underbutt. Oh, Dread!:fl

Sorry I don't know who to credit...it was before I'd registered & I'd read so many threads I haven't found it again yet.
But because I'd read that thread, I knew the possible problem & how to clean it off.
I used organic coconut oil.
Turns out, the turdlet wasn't lodged within, but was merely stuck to the outer fuzz. :celebrate

I've learned that my little pen is too small for the chicks, which I'll remedy Monday. They're still babies & stick together/sleep a lot, so I think we're ok. I'll also get better bedding and a MHP.

Thanks so much for what I've already learned, and I look forward to meeting all of you here.
 

Smuvers Farm

Melvin Up the Taterhole
Feb 16, 2017
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:welcome:celebrate

Glad you're here !

A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
 

SwampyChicken

Chirping
Mar 24, 2018
11
20
66
:welcome:celebrate

Glad you're here !

A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
Thank you so much for the welcome & the info!
 

SwampyChicken

Chirping
Mar 24, 2018
11
20
66
Awesome to have you here!! :welcome I'm sure you've already learned that we love answering questions and making new friends!! I'm so glad that you were able to get the answers you were looking for! By the way, pine shavings do great for bedding! ;)
We can't wait to get to know you! :woot

I appreciate it. I didn't even buy any bedding...they were without it in the store, so didn't realize I needed it. :/
 

keeks&kiwimom

Songster
Mar 6, 2018
46
86
109
Central Oregon
Hello, BYC!

I found y'all by googling how to care for my 4 new little chickies. Love the site!

Thanks to a thread here, when I went to clean their pen I also checked their little behinds. Guess what I found? A hard poop stuck to one's underbutt. Oh, Dread!:fl

Sorry I don't know who to credit...it was before I'd registered & I'd read so many threads I haven't found it again yet.
But because I'd read that thread, I knew the possible problem & how to clean it off.
I used organic coconut oil.
Turns out, the turdlet wasn't lodged within, but was merely stuck to the outer fuzz. :celebrate

I've learned that my little pen is too small for the chicks, which I'll remedy Monday. They're still babies & stick together/sleep a lot, so I think we're ok. I'll also get better bedding and a MHP.

Thanks so much for what I've already learned, and I look forward to meeting all of you here.
Hi there! I'm a newbie to chickens. I just got my first 5 last Saturday. I also have 1 chick that i thought had pasty butt but it ended up that it was just stuck on her fuzz. I haven't tried using coconut oil so thanks for mentioning that. :frow:goodpost:
 

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