pastey butt heeeelp im a first timer

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mahen8622, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a few chicks with pastey butt is it an illness and what can i do to stop it and do i need to pick it off? some of its hard should i moisten it to get it off?
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be a disease, but more often than not the chicks just miss and poo on themselves. I just rip it all off like a bandaid. It plucks the feathers though too, but that makes re-occurrence less likely. If you want to be nice, get a paper towel moist with warm water and gently rub it off.
     
  3. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep - I stick their little hiney under the warm tap water running and let it soften and pick off the pasties with my fingernail. Pretty soon it won't be chicken poop - it's just part of your normal day [​IMG]
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I would definitley keep them clean but I wouldn't worry to much about it. They will usually grow out of it. [​IMG]
     
  5. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had to chicks die last week so im veeery paranoid lol so pastey butt has officially sent me over the edge lol
     
  6. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    I haven't been raising chickens long but I would say yes wet their bottoms. When mine were babies I had to do it once with a wet/warm paper towel. Keep doing it until it softens. Be gentle because i've read the vent area is very sensitive. Make sure you dry them up real well so they don't get a chill. Hope this helps. Good Luck

    Also, when you solve that problem, make sure that their poop isn't watery. If it is they might need a change in diet or might need some medicine or something. I'm sure someone with more experience will see this and get back to you soon.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  7. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! will do ill let yall knw how it goes
     
  8. Chicken Freak

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    mixing ground raw oatmeal will help stop pasting. As far as the one's that have paste, gently pick it off.
     
  9. Chicken Freak

    Chicken Freak Out Of The Brooder

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    that's mixing ground raw oatmeal in the feed, by the way
     
  10. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how fine of a ground should i use?
     

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