pasty but?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by daniellecm, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. daniellecm

    daniellecm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I have a baby biff orphinton thay us pooping and eating but seems to have a raw swollen but. Is this pasty but? Any suggestions welcome

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  2. MaratManor

    MaratManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it's pasty butt! I generally use peroxide or lukewarm water to clean the bum. Run lukewarm water over the bum and gently wipe poo away, then blow dry mildly (not too hard or hot) until dry! Then take either Vaseline or triple antibiotic ointment and rub it on or around bum, should help with redness and help poo slide off easier!
     
  3. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its just because they don't have an pathway there for the poop to go through their fluff so it gets stuck to their but. If it gets really bad, or looks like it plugging the chicks rectum then you can take some scissors and cut the fluff the poop is stuck to.
     
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  4. MaratManor

    MaratManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless poo isn't stuck on bum, then simply clean it and watch bum closely for a few days!
     
  5. ejcrist

    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The above advice is all spot on. When I started my fist flock in January I obsessed about it for a day or so after reading a lot about it, but as long as it's not plugging the chick up it's not generally an issue. Just try to keep the temps about right, maybe give some probiotics at 1/2 strength, and keep them as stress-free as possible. After a week or so most pasty butt issues disappear. That was the case with mine anyway. I'm raising 30 broilers that are a week old as of yesterday and only noticed one with dried fertilizer on his butt but it's not causing any problems so I left him alone. As much as broilers create fertilizer he'd have been belly-up in 10 minutes if he was having any problems.
     
  6. daniellecm

    daniellecm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone. We have a silkie hen that adopted two buff orphintons one passed at 4 days old she just has this one left she is now about 9 days. It's so cute to watch a mother raise them
     

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