Pasting up?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jarhead, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of my chicks even have a smear of poo let alone a wad of it. How common is this problem? I check mine everyday for it and they are always clean as a whistle. They always get upset when I flip them over to look. At what point is there no longer a chance of it happening (when should I quit looking)?
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  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    It seems to be more common in the "fluffy" breeds. Our Buff Orps and Cochins have it but not the Dark Cornish. Once they start eating and drinking well (about 2 weeks) it's pretty much over

    Steve in NC
     
  3. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Gold Laced Wyandotte had it today. She's 4 days old. Took a while to soak it off. I read that even the adults of this breed have a problem with it because their butts are so fluffy. Thankfully it wasn't that hard to deal with, though she kicked and squirmed and cheeped a lot while I was soaking it off her. I hope it will only be a few weeks as SandsPoultry suggests.
     
  4. Shogun99

    Shogun99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jar,

    I havent had a problem with it at all and I have 23 black stars and 2 unk. I was concerned about it because i read that it was a problem in baby chix too, but none of mine developed a problem at all! The worst of their probs was developing poop on their feet but I fixed that today with new brooder installation pics to follow.

    Ryan
     
  5. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to be safe I am still checking, but they are still clean [​IMG]
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    I'd say keep checking now and then, but it sounds like you're probably OK.
     
  7. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I am still checking. 1 of our EEs had what I would call a significant build up of dry poo. It was building up on both the top and bottom of her cloaca, we will call it a stalagtite and a stalagmite. It had not cemented together to close off the opening so she was still able to evacuate, which she did on my hand when I was looking at her booty. She protested while I was holding a wet wash cloth on her, but the little pooper would sit all nice and quiet when I submerged her rear in warm water. End result is a clean butt and a chick that did not want to "leave me" at the end of the ordeal to get back in the brooder. Guess this brought us closer together [​IMG]
     
  8. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The END result![​IMG]
     

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