Pasty butt? help how do i treat this

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by missfitfarm, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. missfitfarm

    missfitfarm In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2007
    how should i treat this i have been going out and gently wiping its bottom with a warm wet paper towel and trying to pick it off much to his dismay baby has dried poo around his bum i beleive from what i learned here this is called pasty butt i think he cannot poo because it is blocked what can i do to prevent it and what should i do to clean it off him i dont want to harm the baby and he chirps his little head off when im wiping it i know he needs to poo because when i clean it off it seems to be wet underneath help i dont want him to get sick he is the runt of the litter please help
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    All I know is to clean her off as often as you possibly can. It is usually a sign of stress during shipping and should stop in a day or two.
  3. missfitfarm

    missfitfarm In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2007
    ok thanks i have been cleaning it off im just concerned there might be some stuck inside the chick was not shipped he hatched under his mom a almost a week ago has anyone tried mineral oil? if so how much? if i put molasis in his water will it be safe for the other 5 babies???? and i dont want to isolate him from his sisters and brothers they are all fine and he is the smallest one
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    When Jerry was a chick, he had pasty butt. He outgrew it...some of the birds with very fluffy bums seem to get it more often...usually it isn't serious. Mineral oil dabbed on the bum feathers seem to help the ploop slip right off.
  5. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2007
    Run his bum under warm water for awhile to loosen it up, then gently pick it off. I put some baby oil on the poo track and never had to worry about it again.
    Good Luck

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