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No feathers and pasie butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicklips, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. chicklips

    chicklips Songster

    Apr 4, 2009
    St. Johns, MI
    Got our first couple Hubbard white mountains today. One of the chicks is featherless around her rear and there is dried on feces. I cleaned off the feces, however, I am worried about her feathers missing. I have watched them and there doesn't seem to be any pecking of that area. The chick is around a week old, on Dumor chick starter and is eating and drinking good. Any advice?

  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Hi and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    The feathers will grow back. You're doing great by keeping an eye on her and making sure that none of the others are picking at the area.

    If your are worried about her getting more pasty butt, you can rub some mineral oil or baby oil on the area and it will help keep the pooh from sticking.

    Hope this is some help!


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