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New silkie chick with pasty butt!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HeatherMarieR, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi y'all! I just bought 3 silkie chicks from Tractor Supply. One of them has a really bad case of pasty butt that I didn't notice until I got them home. I got it cleaned up, and it pooped once afterwards, but it still doesn't look very good. I put it in a separate brood box from the other chicks because they were picking on it, and added probiotics and electrolytes to its water. Is there anything else I can do to help it, or is it just a wait and see game now? It isn't very happy being by itself and is chirping up a storm, but I'm afraid to leave it in with the other chicks.
     
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    You're doing all you can. You could put some blu-kote on it but it will be ok separated for a day or 2.
    Probiotics and a steady temperature is the best method. Just keep cleaning it off. I jut use a little vinegar on a soft cloth.
    Since I started using probiotics in the chicks first water, I haven't had pasty butt.

    I use this.

    http://www.gro2max.com/
     
  3. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! It's eating and drinking so I'm hopeful. I use Probios, and their food also has probiotics and prebiotics in it. I've had much better luck with my chicks this year than I did last year. I've been wanting Silkies for a while so I really hope I don't lose this one.
     

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