pasty baby under broody....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TeamChaos, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    Yesterday I found a little guy almost dead in the coop, he was too little and too cold to try and run with the big guys. After heating him up with a blow dryer and lots of massage, he really perked up! (I mean: total miracle) I put him under a broody mama with babies about the same age and in a closed box (no more running away) and figured "Well, it will or it won't".This morning I'm sure I saw a little black fuzzy butt tucked up in the mama's wings, so I think he made it. Since he got so cold yesterday, I'm sure he's at risk for pasting up. Should I dig him out and check his butt or can mama help him?

  2. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Songster

    Mar 31, 2011
    NC, Raleigh
    I put a dab of Olive oil on my chicks butts to help prevent it from coming back, just use a q-tip or cotton ball.
  3. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    In case anyone finds this topic in a search, I want to follow up: little guy (or girl) did fine under mama and hasn't shown any pasting. Such a welcome surprise, despite the severe chill the baby seems to be doing fine.

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