patsy's butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by luluann, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. luluann

    luluann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help. I read on here before about Patsy's butt. One of my baby chicks have it. I got these from Tractor supply and I didn't check last night when I got them home. I used a warm was cloth and wiped it but it isn't coming off. It can use the bathroom but it will go back if I can't solve the problem. I read about vasoline but I don't have any. Can I give them a bath?? Like I said I did it before and now I can't remember. It night be just me panicking so please help!
     
  2. Hotelclepto

    Hotelclepto Out Of The Brooder

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    I washed one of mine gently under some warm water until I was able to gently pull it off, but only the butt got wet, nowhere else. Their body temp will cool very fast. Some people say to use a spray bottle. Then u can pat dry gently with a dry wash cloth
     
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  3. luluann

    luluann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thank you
     
  4. critterwhisper

    critterwhisper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my girls had it for a few days,i cleaned the area up with a warm washcloth,and applied a lil vasoline,she was not a happy chick.last night one of my black sex link chicks had a lil dried poop on her bum cleaned it the/same way. I have a rountie at night that my dd and i do a bum check,my dh thinks its funny and pretend to talk for the chick- lol ;) but it shouldnt be a problem for you and the issue should clear up in a few days
     
  5. luluann

    luluann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  6. luluann

    luluann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you guys so much. I couldn't find the link but you guys saved the day. I love this forum you all are very helpful!!
     
  7. Hotelclepto

    Hotelclepto Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay!! So glad everything's ok now.
     
  8. what did I do

    what did I do Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set my chicks with pasty butt in a little plastic cup of warm water. The chicks seem to like it.
     
  9. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    I also read that if you mix 4-5 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a gallon of water and use that for their drinking water, it will help prevent pasty butt.
     
  10. Tin-Tin

    Tin-Tin New Egg

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    Hi! We never had the mentioned problem, but yes! I also always add some apple vinegar to the water they drink and sometimes I cook chamomile tea for them i.e. when the weather is colder. They really like the tea! Anyway, to avoid stomach problems because of medication we give them sometimes lactiferm to balance metabolism.
     

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