Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mylilchix, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    Good morning! I have 3 cochin chicks with VERY fluffy behinds. Their bottoms are so fluffy it's hard to find their vents when doing my morning bootie check. I've been finding that poo gets trapped in all of this fluff and starts to build up if I don't check their bottoms a few times a day. They're healthy, and the brooder is at a great temp for them, so I don't think they're pating becuase of a chill I think it's just becuase they're too fluffy. How can I fix this problem?

    Thanks for you help!!
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    After the cleanup, apply some baby oil or olive oil to the vent area. It seems to help it from resticking.


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