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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickraiser2016, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. chickraiser2016

    chickraiser2016 New Egg

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    Hi i just started raising chickens i have for of my own right now im helping a friend house his baby chicks my problem is out of 22 chick 10 have died on me i am taking it hard bc i have no clue why they died there pen was clean they had plenty of feed and watee and had a heat lamp any ideas on y they might have passed ps the chicks r all different breeds i mean they all not 1 breed of chicken
     
  2. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!!

    How do they're butts look? Poopy or clean? Are any showing any signs of being sick?
     
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  3. chickraiser2016

    chickraiser2016 New Egg

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    The ones that passed it looked like they had poop on bums but no sign of sick they were eating and drinking
     
  4. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    They could of developed pasty butt, which is simply poop that dries on their butts. It is caused by stress and prevents them from being able to poop, thus killing them :/

    If you spot any more with dried poo on them, you can simply wipe it off with a wet paper towel or wet wipe, or if it's really caked on there you can dip their butts in warm water and then wipe it. Just make sure they dry properly away from a draft.
     
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  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    silkie gave you some good advice..watch out for those pasty bums. :/
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG] Sorry about your chick. Silkie gave some great advice, so good luck!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That would seem to have been the problem - pasty butt, they can die fast from that. What a shame.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    PS after you clean off pasty putt, but some Vaseline on it.
     

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