Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silverwing0904, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. silverwing0904

    silverwing0904 In the Brooder

    Jun 4, 2008
    I just recently got some new baby chicks, and I have this one barred rock that always gets pasty butt is there any way I can prevent it.[​IMG]
  2. riley

    riley Songster

    Nov 30, 2008
    Mooers, NY
    when i first got my chickens i lost three chicks to pasty butt and they all seemed like they were sick i treated them with terramycin and they all got better and the pasty butt cleared up
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Yes, once you get it cleaned up by running her butt under warm water (give her a break after about a min of holding her bottom area under the running water) and then do it again until it's gone. Then dry her off the best you careful and don't rub may cause her to bleed...I used a Q-tip to slowly run at it a little at a time. Then take some vegatable oil and dip a Q tip in it and rub it on her vent area and along the fuzz a bit. It won't happen again [​IMG] Be sure to do that every day for a week. After a week you won't see it again most likely. I had a cochin that did that and tried this and it worked wonderfully. Good luck!
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I don't know if I would be so quick to treat them with an antibiotic. It's a pretty normal thing in chicks under a week old. I would try the oil first.
  5. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Vaseline worked well for me. I imagine veg oil or baby oil would have worked as well. Even Prep H. Some sort of lubricant, whatever you have.
  6. Lotta people on this site dissagree with me on this, but it works for me. The straight skinny on "Pasty Butt". Believe it or not, Pasty Butt is a symptom of constipation. The cure is molasses in their drinking water. Molasses is a natural laxative for fowl. Mix it like weak tea and give it to them for 2 days. Naturally you should clean their little butts with a warm damp cloth before you start the treatment. Failure to cure this condition could result in a painful death for your chicken. This treatment is for adult birds as well as chicks.
  7. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Quote:Lollipop. I have read this advise countless times on many posts from you. I now have mollasses on hand in case it is ever needed.

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