Pasty Butt?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rmonge00, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. rmonge00

    rmonge00 Chirping

    How hard should I be looking for pasty butt in new chicks? I did notice a few had some poo residue around there bottoms today - should I be concerned? Should I clean them off?


  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Yes you should clean them off. A little poo residue is not too big of a deal, as long as you can still see the vent. But if it clogs over, and isn't cleaned off, it can be life threatening for the chick. [​IMG]
  3. Celtictrinity

    Celtictrinity In the Brooder

    Feb 25, 2011
    Yep, yep....exactly what the previous poster said. Out of 19 chicks, I had maybe 4 that had issues with pasty butt for a few days...and the runt of the pack that had it for about a week. I just cleaned them off with warm water every day and it resolved itself. The only danger is in letting it build up and clogging the vent.

    Congrats on your new chicks!

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