Pasty Butt?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Firearia, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    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??

  2. buckabucka

    buckabucka Crowing

    Jan 13, 2010
    Fairfield, Maine
    My Coop
    Get it off now, if you can. It will turn hard and dry shortly!
  3. Chicken D's mom

    Chicken D's mom In the Brooder

    Sep 17, 2009
    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.
  4. aerosmith_99

    aerosmith_99 In the Brooder

    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.
  5. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    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
  6. SouthernChick

    SouthernChick Chirping

    Nov 12, 2009
    Hold the chick next to you and he should calm down as you clean the poop off. Good Luck
  7. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    Ok, we tried. Well my dad did and I think it's gone for now. ^^
  8. Karen_at_LittleBrook

    Karen_at_LittleBrook Songster

    Feb 20, 2010
    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!
  9. k7ailaan

    k7ailaan Chirping

    May 25, 2010
    after you remove and clean .. wipe with oil
  10. Downshifting

    Downshifting In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    Quote:What type of oil...Mineral oil?

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