1. Alexisnoelle16

    Alexisnoelle16 In the Brooder

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    Hi friends!! I bought chicks yesterday and I am having some trouble with my little chickie. I’m not sure if this is pasty butt or if this is some other issue? Help!
     

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  2. ChickNanny13

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    It does look to be ... Clean with Qtip or soft cloth & warm water, kind of soak it first to soften then remove cautiously. Once cleaned you could put some coconut oil or even vaseline so the poop don't stick it's down.

    It's probably from stress, what's the temp in your brooder? What are you feeding? I add ACV (unfiltered) to their water for the first week, then ferment their crumbles. Works for me but everyone has their own care method.
     
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  3. WallyBirdie

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    Looks like pasty butt. Shouldn't be too hard to clean but be careful and take your time. The chick will not like the process but pasty butt can be fatal if left unchecked.
    It doesn't look like a bad case yet.
    Good luck!
     
  4. Alexisnoelle16

    Alexisnoelle16 In the Brooder

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    The temp is right at 95. They have water with electrolytes and vitamins and I’m feeding them “country road chick starter-grower Medicated” I cleanse with soft cloth and warm water. I also put Vaseline on the vent. Here is the after picture. The vent seems to be protruding and has some blood look to it
     

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  5. Alexisnoelle16

    Alexisnoelle16 In the Brooder

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    This is also my only chick that has been tweeting non stop as if in pain ☹️
     
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  6. ChickNanny13

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    Lower the temp by 5* every week until it's at 80* Could we get a pic of your brooder set up? Are you using heat light/lamp? It should be off to one side, allowing them to get away from it if they get to warm.

    Keep up with the cleaning & vaseline. You could also add water to their food, making a mash/oatmeal consistency. Keep an eye that the rest don't peck on it's butt (red), if they do get some Blu Kote to camouflage the red. Is that one drinking water?
     
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  7. Alexisnoelle16

    Alexisnoelle16 In the Brooder

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    Here is the brooder. I am using a heat bulb and clamp lamp. I can’t say I’ve noticed if the chick is or is not drinking water.
     

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  8. Alexisnoelle16

    Alexisnoelle16 In the Brooder

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    Should I add some of this to the water?
     

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  9. ChickNanny13

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    I'm thinking you may have too much heat ... Suggest you shine the heat lamp to one side of the bin, giving them the option to move to the opposite site when they get too warm. Put their food/water off to one side & the opposite clear, lamp shining one end. The bin is plastic so it tend to retain the heat, do you have a thermometer you can check the temp in there with? Where are you located?

    Chicks grow alot faster than we expect, if you could get an appliance box it would work great & give them more room. Over crowding can also be an issue. About adding the Probiotic, you're already giving them electrolytes & vitamins, that should be fine. Readjust the heat and look into gettin a bigger box soon.

    I use a clear plastic bin (34 5/8 L x 18 3/4 W x 12 5/8 H) with a MHP when I first get chicks. Keep them in the house for observation for a couple weeks, then they move out to the brooder (3' W x 8' L x 2' H) in the patio with the MHP. Blooie has a thread about MHP = heating pad ... I converted to it after using a 40 - 60 watt light bulb in a clamp, so much easier and the chicks do alot better in my opinion.
     
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  10. ChickNanny13

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    Try "teaching" that chick to drink, gently dip it's beak to the water, try to observe to make sure it's drinking water. Pasty butt happens, keeping it cleaned off, trying to figure out what's causing it is the issue. I'm thinking the constant 95* and needing more space.
     
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