Pasting up question.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tracerkid, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Tracerkid

    Tracerkid Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I have six chicks that I purchased on 3/3. On the 4th two of them were pasted up. Those two still have poop stuck on their behinds but the vent isn't clogged. My question is should I soak and remove the poop or leave it since the vent isn't clogged? Thanks
     
  2. Tracerkid

    Tracerkid Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgot to mention that I did unclog them when I first noticed.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, I would clean the left over poo off. Anymore that comes out has the chance to stick and pile up on what's already there. I just hold my chicks tushies under the running tap, work the yuck off and dry them up with a paper towel when I'm done. You could also put some olive oil or vaseline under their vents to prevent further sticking. Good luck :)
     
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  4. Tracerkid

    Tracerkid Out Of The Brooder

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    Okaydokee. I was afraid of that. Those two really didn't enjoy the water last time. Guess it is time to go clean some chick's butts. :) I tell what I won't do for some fresh eggs...LOL
     
  5. Hounddog777

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    I am a newbie, but I saw where some apple cider vinegar in their water is supposed to work pretty good. 2-4 tablespoons per gallon of water.
     
  6. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it's 1 T per gallon of water, and you need unfiltered, not pasteurized ACV with mother in it

    I picked up some probiotic and electrolytes at the feed store the other day, can be used together and 3 packets together in pouches (think alka seltzer type packaging) was 2.49. Bought each of them, mix with a gallon of water. I put it in their gallon jug with the nipples on the bottom, it must taste good, 8 chicks have gone through about 1/3 of it in 24 hours, LOL
     
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  7. Hounddog777

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    OK, I appreciate the input.
     
  8. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure that water is not to cold or to hot too. I have a tiny polish that is getting over the pasty. I put about 3 inches of warm water in the bathroom sink and held her making sure she did not get to wet while I cleaned the bottom. She did not fuss much at all.
     
  9. Tracerkid

    Tracerkid Out Of The Brooder

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    I have done my butt checks and all is well [​IMG]
     
  10. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Good! I am glad mine seem to have cleared up too. Pasty butt is [​IMG].
     
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