Pasty butt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by noobchicken, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. noobchicken

    noobchicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2013
    We lost two chicks to pasty butt today. How can I prevent pasty but in chicks? They have fresh water all the time and always have medicated chick starter in their feeder. What steps can I take? Thanks for your time
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sometimes when I mail order chicks some will have pasty butts I like to use a warm wet paper towel to wipe off the poop.
  3. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2012
    The Poconos Pa
    You need to check their butts and clean off the poop. If it closes the vent, the chicks can't poop and will die. Medicated food is just to prevent cocci.

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