silverwing0904

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jun 4, 2008
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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.
 

riley

Songster
11 Years
Nov 30, 2008
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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
 

Hangin Wit My Peeps

AutumnBreezeChickens.com
11 Years
Apr 20, 2008
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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 can...be careful and don't rub hard...it 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
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!
 

Judy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
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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.
 

Lollipop

Songster
10 Years
Feb 12, 2009
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Pike Co., GA & Palm Beach Co., FL
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.
 

briana1975

Songster
10 Years
Feb 23, 2009
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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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