Pasty butt in 5 day old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TLWR, May 4, 2016.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    I have a Cochin that had pasty butt. Was fine last night and sluggish today. I noticed her bottom after lunch and cleaned her up. She's eating, drinking and pooping, though not formed as normal and a little squirty.
    Tried the !omma heating pad last night, but had 1 of 3 panti g and since it was late, went back to what I'd been using. Brooder is a kennel, 48" x 30" for the 3 of them. Plenty of space to move about and be warm and cool.
    I'm guessing it resulted for being a bit overheated while trying out the heating pad.

    Today she just sits while the others explore the yard and sleeps a lot in the brooder.
    Is this normal after pasty butt? I've been checking and making sure she's staying clean. Is there anything I can do to help her get her spunk back or just time to recover?

  2. rlapierre

    rlapierre In the Brooder

    May 4, 2016
    You could try sugar water, might have gotten dehydrated.

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