Pasty Butt - How long?

fuzzy8

Chirping
Mar 18, 2016
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3
51
Escanaba, Mi
So the first couple weeks you have chicks you need to watch for pasty butt? Is is very noticeable? My chicks are 3 days old
 

DreamsInPink

Songster
Feb 25, 2016
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Salt Fork Lake Region, Ohio
It is pretty noticeable. I mean I pick them up and hold them upside down to look. lol They don't appreciate it much, but I try to do it fairly quickly. So I don't stress them out even more. Stress is a known cause of pasty bottoms.

How many chicks do you have? Have you seen any evidence of it yet? Or are you just being cautious?
 

fuzzy8

Chirping
Mar 18, 2016
152
3
51
Escanaba, Mi
I have 4 chicks that are only a few days old. I'm just being cautious. I add the vitamins and electrolytes to there water also
 

DreamsInPink

Songster
Feb 25, 2016
591
17
126
Salt Fork Lake Region, Ohio
With only 4, you will have no trouble checking their bottoms a few times a day. As long as they are eating and drinking and playing... you should be fine. I've read that having a brooder too warm can also contribute to stress which in turn leads to pasty bottoms. Vitamins and electrolytes are helpful for sure. I have 32 chicks at different ages and I've only had trouble with pasty bottom with 2 or 3. And it only lasted a couple days.
 

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