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Pasty butt usually shows up when the first food works it's way thru their system. Some chicks never have it but chicks or other baby poultry that are shipped are much more prone to have it. I've never had pasty butt in a chick that was raised by a brood hen.
Be extremely cautious about getting the baby wet. I've had them get chilled and die from it. :hmm
 
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Pasty butt usually shows up when the first food works it's way thru their system. Some chicks never have it but chicks or other baby poultry that are shipped are much more prone to have it. I've never had pasty butt in a chick that was raised by a brood hen.
Be extremely cautious about getting the baby wet. I've had them get chilled and die from it. :hmm
My silkie is 15 days old and today he was attacked by the Maran chick (it attacked his vent and made it bloody) I put triple antibiotic on the vent. This happened around 4 pm today. Around 6 pm I noticed his butt has pasty butt. Can they get pasty butt at 15 days old? Or is it possible it is something else? I have the brooder inside so I will be able to check them all night. Worried... this one is my favorite chick...OF COURSE. It was not interested in eating so I made a scramble egg for them and he ate some of that and then went back to putting its head in the corner all pitiful again...
 

aart

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My silkie is 15 days old and today he was attacked by the Maran chick (it attacked his vent and made it bloody) I put triple antibiotic on the vent. This happened around 4 pm today. Around 6 pm I noticed his butt has pasty butt. Can they get pasty butt at 15 days old? Or is it possible it is something else? I have the brooder inside so I will be able to check them all night. Worried... this one is my favorite chick...OF COURSE. It was not interested in eating so I made a scramble egg for them and he ate some of that and then went back to putting its head in the corner all pitiful again...
Stress maybe...and how badly was vent damaged?
Best keep it clean..and take some pics of vent to post in a new thread here:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures.10/create-thread
You'll likely get more help with a new thread.
 
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I think it was a combo of vent being attacked and the brand new Mannapro starter chick feed I opened was NOT as fresh as I thought. I just bought it on Monday and started feeding it Monday night. It looked fine when I opened and gave them some but I had a sneaky feeling and took a deep whiff of it and it smelled moldy for sure. So I took it back to Tractor Supply and noticed all the MannaPro was expired and I bought Purina medicated started instead. I noticed it smells MUCH different in a good way. I think this maybe the main problem.
 

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It actually had an expiration date?
Did you take a pic?

I tried to look into this and it seems as a brand, Manna Pro labels 99.9% with a "Date of Manufacture", but interestingly, their bird seeds have a "Best Used By" date. Every other product the sell (not just poultry) uses the "Date of Manufacture" format.

Here is the poultry info. Product, how they label it, and then how long it is good for.

Poultry
Crumbles Date of Manufacture 9 mo
Pellet Date of Manufacture 9 mo
Grains Date of Manufacture 1 yr
Bird Seed Items Best Used By 9 mo
Grains and Ingredients Date of Manufacture 6 mo
Salt Products No Date indefinite
 

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