Pasty butt, will he make it?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by IcarusSomnio, May 14, 2010.

  1. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Songster

    Apr 27, 2010
    Vernon County, MO
    I bought a broody (really, really broody) Japanese Bantam hen with five little chicklets today. All are vigorous and healthy, but one lil' guy has pasty butt and is generally weak. I cleaned him up and put him back in with momma and the others (she's happily sitting on 5 Japanese Bantams, 4 Welsummers, and 3 Sebrights). Will he make it? Is there anything I could do to help him along?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Vitamins in the water will help. With new chicks you need to check their bottoms twice a day til they are a couple weeks old.
  3. cogorman

    cogorman In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2010
    I had three out of 17 with the same problem. I had to keep cleaning them up for about 5 days, then they seemed to get it and it stopped! Good luck!

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