Pasty Butt cleaned off but still no poop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Barry, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Barry

    Barry Songster

    I bought an ameraucauna chick 2 days ago (with 2 silkies), and I finally noticed it had pasty butt so I got it cleaned off, it was real hard so it has been there for a while. The problem is that it has not pooped or eat en or drank since. That was 5 hours ago!
    Is there any hope?
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009

  2. chicky gal1

    chicky gal1 Songster

    Apr 5, 2009
    mine didn't poop right away either. did you try neosporin also? it might help! mine is ok, but she needed cleaning a few times first [​IMG]
  3. Barry

    Barry Songster

    No I did not put anything on it, i was waiting to see some poop first before i started worrying about it coming back.
  4. m2wandc

    m2wandc Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    someone else suggestions massaging with an oil type product to loosing things up...good luck!
  5. MamaJohnson

    MamaJohnson Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    I'm still a newbie here, but thanks to wonderful advice from this board one of my chicks (miraculously, I must say) survived pasty butt after suffering with it for almost 3 days [​IMG] (poor thing went almost 20 hours before she finally pooped). Her vent was swollen and red, and so very, very plugged. I felt so bad for her - broke my heart!! The "wonderful advice":
    Regularly (I mean like min. 8 times a day) soak her little bottom in warm running water. I soaked mine for a minute or more at a time. Clean any stuck on poop off with a clean paper towel, then give her a good swabbing of Vaseline or Olive oil all over the outside of the vent (to prevent poop from sticking), and, gently using a cotton swab, just inside the vent too. I also carefully monitored the temp. in her "hospital box", and watched closely to make sure she was eating and drinking (which she only did sparingly for a while). Like I said, she made it. And then I slept for a good 12 hours to recover myself!
    Hope your little one will be OK!
  6. Barry

    Barry Songster

    I found her dead this morning. The lesson that I learned is to carefully check every chick regularly and never let the problem get to the point that this did.
    Now whenever I see a chick that is doing anything abnormal, I will pay special attention to it. The living chicks will benefit from her short life!

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