new chicks seem to be pooping on eachother... can I

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wendy'sChicksRock, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Songster

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    wash them off or will they get to cold? they huddle up sometimes and nap and thats when the get it on eachother. Most of the time they are spread out all over .. soo cute. so , can I was the little dears?
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

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    I wouldn't wash them. Wipe it off with a paper towel or wait until it dries and then gently pick it off with your fingernail. You don't want your babies to get chilled. [​IMG]
     
  3. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

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    I had to get poop off a few last night. I used as little warm water as possible, and just worked it out. They will get under the light to warm up. Just use as little water as possible.
     
  4. Wendy'sChicksRock

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    can i use tiny little snippers to snip off a dried bit right by the vent? poor little meaty has a poopy butt
     
  5. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    I wouldn't myself... I'd be afraid of hurting the chick. Pulling it with your nails and maybe crushing or crumbling the poop with your nails will help to break it down [​IMG]
     

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