PASTEY BUTT??? Besides vasoline can I use triple antibiotic cream??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erijn5, May 12, 2011.

  1. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    I have a chick it is 4 days old, it has now got the pastey butt and I have been cleaning it off for the last 2 days.. Now this evening it is just kinda laying around but is still eating and drinking..or at least it was this afternoon. Can anyone help, it has been so long since I had pastey I can't remember if I put anything in the water, food ECT. Thank you! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    get some chick grit and spread it around the bottom of the brooder or some fine sand will work also. someone also said grinding up regular oatmeal and putting some in with their chick feed helps.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Fresh water is best. Make sure the heat isn't too high. The rest just takes a little time. By week three, it's pretty rare.
     
  4. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Put some vaseline around the vent it works.
     
  5. NewOldMotherHen

    NewOldMotherHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone here suggested sand and it worked great for mine. Good luck.
     
  6. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    Thank you all so much!! I will go out and get some sand..r u just suppose to put it in a dish for them to eat... I feel stupid asking [​IMG] I have never done the sand thing before.. But I have no oatmeal on hand..and I just checked I have no more Vasoline..will triple antibiotic work? I am a bad mommy!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    I got down there looking and it is hard poop stuck to the butt not soft at all, but it is just laying fairly close to the heat lamp the others are probably 2 1/2 inches away from it, so I don't think it is to hot...I only have the light on half the tote...1/2 inside 1/2 outside the tote... It is not panting or anything just sleeping and when it walks it is a little wobbly? oh my I hope I don't loose it!! [​IMG]
     
  8. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    Will triple antibiotic work instead of vasoline..bad mommy here!
     
  9. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    I think any cream will work as it is slippery and the poo won't stick, vaseline works better because it lasts longer.
     
  10. Celtic Chick

    Celtic Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    How close do you have the heat lamp to them? Do you have a thermometer in there? The warmest it should be in the brooder is 95 degrees if they are less than a week old.
    Soak it's butt in warm water to loosen the poo. You could try some sort of oil like olive maybe, or?
    Found on another link:
    REAR END "PASTING UP": Sometimes stress can cause the manure to stick to the back of the bird. This must be removed daily. Pull it off gently, or better yet, wash it off with a cloth and warm water. It will disapear after a few days, as the bird starts to grow.
    ::::ADVICE::::
    • If you have a chick that does not seem to be thriving, add some Sav-A-Chik liquid to their water. You can purchase it at Tractor Supply or most feed stores. Otherwise, if you have any, (unlikely I suppose) add a couple of drops of Poly-vi-sol infant vitamin drops, no iron, (comes in a liquid, get it at Walgreens or Walmart) to the water. That is what I did with one who was really droopy and not eating/drinking and mostly sleeping. He came out of it though, but is still runty. For future chicks, have Poly-vi-sol handy. It's made by Enfamil.
     

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