Pasty butt, how long????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klf73, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have a chick that is 1 1/2 weeks old. It STILL has pasty butt!?!? How long do they usually have it? It is a silkie that I hatched.
    Thanks for any help
    Krista
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Anyone? Is there a point when it "should" be gone?
     
  3. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    usually till they r up to 1 mth old but it can stop before that too. if u use warm water in the waterer rather than cold water it helps to cut it down alot.
    silkie
     
  4. pookiethebear

    pookiethebear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few of mine had it when I got them, or a day or so after we got them... After I cleaned them up it never reoccured. I did grease their butts with a little olive oil when I got them cleaned.
     
  5. Lammie

    Lammie Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that's a good idea. I was told to clean their little bums when it got that like that. The oil would keep the poo from sticking.
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Usually by two week you don't see it anymore. Have you applied olive oil around the vent area after cleaning? If not then it will take longer. Olive oil will stop the clumping. Good luck
     
  7. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also trim some of the longer feathers/fluff away around the vent. Be very very careful to not nick the bird.
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Yes I oil it's butt every day [​IMG] .
    Krista
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:The things we do for our chickens!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. herbsherbsflowers

    herbsherbsflowers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep working at it. It will go away. I started giving mine yogurt and that seemed to help. It seems like one kept having a problem up to about 3 weeks.
     

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