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Pasty butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MuppetChickens, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. MuppetChickens

    MuppetChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We lost one of our chicks today. I think it was pasty butt. I cleaned all the others thoroughly, though they weren't happy about it. Poor babies! Should that be cleared up soon? And- how do I know when they need more space?
     
  2. littlelune810

    littlelune810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many chicks do you have and how big is their brooder?
     
  3. MuppetChickens

    MuppetChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 5. They are about 4 or 5 days old. Their brooder is a large plastic tote. 16X24 inches.
     
  4. littlelune810

    littlelune810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will definitely need more space I think... Keeping in mind Im also a chicken newbie!! Check into Walmart for a larger tote..40 to 50 gallons. Or do like I did and use an old pack n play/play pen. Our sons old Graco works great for our 6 chickies!!
     
  5. littlelune810

    littlelune810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also I iust had an issue with pasty butt... I cleaned her twice a day and put a dish with about 2 tablespoons plain yogurt sprinkled with chick feed once a day. She is all better now [​IMG]
     
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  6. MuppetChickens

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    Thank you! We are going to go to the farm store & buy a large trough tomorrow. Coop to be built soon. Exciting!
     
  7. littlelune810

    littlelune810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! Yes we also have yet to build our coop!! We have some wood and building supplies, and a plan from a book at the library we were just waiting on good weather and fortunately this week we have it!! We have about 2 to 4 weeks tops to complete our coop and run.
     

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