Pasted butts

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lizzy14, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. lizzy14

    lizzy14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all, I've read a little on here about keeping an eye out for pasted butts on chicks and to use a wet towel to remove it. We have 13 welsummer and wyandotte chickies, and a few of them have some poop dried on their butts, though it doesn't look like it's covering the hole, but it is like cement! We can't get it off and don't want to hurt the lil buggers by pulling it off. Any other recommendations?
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    You can take a wet paper towel and just start working the little piece of cement back & forth and it will eventually start to loosen up.
     
  3. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I used to cut it with scissors if I couldn't get it off with a wet towel. Just be careful!
     
  4. shober

    shober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use the wet paper towel to start to start to soften it. If it is like cement, try tweezers to break it up. This happened to me a couple of weeks ago and I tried the tweezers to break up the poop. It really helped! Just make sure you don't pinch your baby! [​IMG] then just clean up with a moist paper towel or cloth.
     
  5. Lisa0318

    Lisa0318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    u can just put the chicks behind under warm running water that's the easiest way i have done it with my silkies.
     
  6. newjchick

    newjchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Same thing happening w/my chicks. I've been taking a warm and very damp (almost wet) paper towel & applying it only to the dried up poop. After a while it will soften & then you can break it up until it completely falls off. Whole process (for me) takes about 10 minutes, maybe a little less. I'm wondering if it's because the chicks are eating the pine shavings strewn on the floor...I bought the larger sized shavings, but they might be eating bits and pieces anyway.
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:X2. Least bothersome way.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Wimberleytexaschick

    Wimberleytexaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Warm running water, clean them up good, then use a q-tip to put a tiny bit of vaseline around the vent, will help everything slide right off and save you cleaning!
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    and.... dab on a little vasoline to assist in making the area less prone to future sticking. Also, check the heat of the brooder. Excess heat has been shown to be a contributor in some folk's eyes.
     

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