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Pasty bum as chick = prone to being egg bound?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mach4chic, May 6, 2009.

  1. mach4chic

    mach4chic Hatching

    Sep 14, 2008
    I'm just thinking ahead here since I've had a chick with pasting problems, does that mean she will be more prone to becoming egg bound when she starts to lay? My first set of chicks did not have pasting problems and layed beautifully so I don't have experience with ill effects from pasty bottom but, it seems reasonable that the two could be related.

  2. firedove

    firedove Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Pasty bum is a form of constipation. I could be wrong but I don't think it would have any lasting effects.
  3. granmahen

    granmahen Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Bakersfield, CA
    my ex-pasty bums are laying just fine for over a year now.
  4. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    I would very seriously doubt the two are related. Pasting up is from loose stools that cling to fluff around the vent. The loose stools are generally caused by stress, change in diet, or illness. I just don't think it has anything to do with egg-laying at all.

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