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Pasty butt question for newbie

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ashley6391, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. ashley6391

    ashley6391 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I just got my chicks on Tuesday I believe they are a week old and they are doing good so far! I do have 1 question, 1 of them had pasty butt a couple days ago and I took a warm wet cotton ball and got it off and have kept an eye on her, she seems to be Doug fine now. Should I give them some plain yogurt just to be safe? They are on nutrena chick starter grower medicated feed.

    -thanks!
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to our flock! [​IMG] They should not need yogurt. Be sparing giving dairy to chickens anyway. They have trouble digesting it and it can cause diarrhea. Just keep an eye on butts, and put a little vasaline on cleaned vent of pasted chick. Make sure they always have plenty of fresh clean water that isn't too warm, but not cold. [​IMG] Happy chickening!
     
  3. ashley6391

    ashley6391 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
  4. royw94

    royw94 New Egg

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    I put organic apple cider vinegar in my water at 3 tablespoons per gallon, and I have had no problems with pasty butt..
     

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