"Pasting"???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Farm girl 1465, May 4, 2007.

  1. Farm girl 1465

    Farm girl 1465 Out Of The Brooder

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    Newbee at this...my daughter and I just got 5 babies at our local feed store...
    Road Island Red, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Barred Plymouth Rock, Ameracuna, and not sure what the last one is...
    We have had them 3 days and for the most part they are doing great. But we have had constant pasting at the vent on 2 of the babies... I keep clearing it with a warm wash cloth and wet Q-tip but it keeps getting clogged up... Any ideas on how to prevent this or an easier method of cleaning them??? Thanks Farm girl
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In a word....Yogurt. If you can get them to eat some it will help a lot. For the other end use a little vaseline and it will keep things from sticking.
     

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