Firearia

Songster
9 Years
Apr 27, 2010
498
2
119
British Columbia, Canada
One of my chickens has poo stuck to his vent and feathers. However it's not dry yet, or even close I think. Should I leave him alone or try to get it off??

~Thanks
 

Chicken D's mom

In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 17, 2009
80
1
39
Try to get it off. I always put the chick in my left hand with my hand over its top and wings with it's butt poking out between my thumb and forefinger. I hold it close to my tummy, that way the chick doesn't freak out. Seems to work pretty good.

then I get a bowl of warm water with a saturated paper towel and hold the towl against pasty for a minute or two, resaturating every few seconds. Pasties come right off even if they are dried.
 

aerosmith_99

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jul 15, 2009
80
3
41
Richlands, North Carolina
Take it off and watch the chicks over the next few days. If it gets dry you will have to moisten a towel with warm water tosoften it up. Don't try to pull it off or the intestines could come with it.
 

Firearia

Songster
9 Years
Apr 27, 2010
498
2
119
British Columbia, Canada
Ooh, okay I'll try! I've already tried several damp tissues and a q-tip. That doesn't work so I'll try that. The one thing is this chick's a little jumper so he's hard to handle. x_x
 

Karen_at_LittleBrook

Songster
9 Years
Feb 20, 2010
114
0
109
Rome, NY
I had a few with pasty butt the first couple of days.... what worked the best for me was cotton balls & Q-tips w/warm water. For some reason the cotton balls just worked better than anything else. If the PB was bad or really dry/hard I saturated it with the cotton ball, keeping the chick warm and secure in my hand. I used a dry cotton ball to dab-dry and when done put her back under the heat lamp.... worked for me!
 

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