PASTY REAR ENDS OF CHICKS THE CAUSE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Glenda L Heywood, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When asked why the chicks get a pasty rear end I answer this

    basically you have the brooder TOOOOOO HOT
    that is what causes it

    Also do you have ventilation for the brooder not wind on them just some where the new air gets in

    NOW HERE IS WHAT TO DO

    take a gallon of feed and add 1 cup of white play school sand and mix very good

    now feed it to the chicks
    and see what the temperature of the brooder is
    It should be around 95 no more than 98 degrees for first week
    then down 5 degrees the next week etc 5 degrees down each week
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That doesn't explain shipped chicks that arrive with pasty butt.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Pasty butt also happens when chicks are stressed or do not get enough fresh water and are fed to quickly upon hatching. Lots of things cause pasty butt.
     

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