New hatch question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tracyrene, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. tracyrene

    tracyrene Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it normal for a baby chick (1.5 days old) to have green colored poop? Also what causes it to cake and harden on her bum? Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Bloomie

    Bloomie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Our baby chicks poo'd a green/black lookin' blob for the first couple days.
    It appeared to be a cleaning out, much like a newborn baby does.....ya know what I mean?
    After a few days they're poo looked like normal chicken dookie. [​IMG]

    "Pasty Butt" can be dealt with by gently wiping their backsides with a warm cloth and gently towel drying.
    Its a common thing that can happen but if not cleansed it can clog up the poor chicks and become serious.
     
  3. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Perfectly normal for the babies to poop green. Another tip for pasty butt is after you clean it off, put some mineral oil on their backside. It will help prevent the poo from sticking.
     
  4. tracyrene

    tracyrene Out Of The Brooder

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    :)thank you so much! And yes, I totally now what you mean about the newborn poo!
    I will try the mineral oil too! Thanks again![​IMG]
     
  5. Bloomie

    Bloomie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:THANKS for the tip, sonjab314!
     

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