Pasting Up?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickgirl55, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. chickgirl55

    chickgirl55 In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2007
    I believe that's what it's called. My aunt recently bought baby chicks, and one of them has poop attached to it's rear end. They've tried putting baking powder in the water, using vaseline, wiping it, etc. and can't seem to get it cleared off. What else should can they do? They don't want to lose the chick.

    Last edited: Jun 30, 2008
  2. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    A couple of mine came that way. I just dipped their butts in warm water and then used a warm wet cloth to clean it off. Good Luck!
  3. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground

    I used olive oil on a paper towel. I held it on the vent (it was drenched in olive oil) and then did have to pull a bit out of the vent. It worked well, no more pasty butt after that treatment! Be gentle, though, they're delicate little creatures!

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