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Please advise as to solutions to pasting

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Irajoe, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Several of my one week old chicks are having problems with pasting.

    I'm using the starter chick feed from Tractor Supply...should I be adding anything to it?

    The brooder temp (under the light) is 82...I don't think that's the issue.

    And, the 12 are in a large dog cage (24x36)...so I don't think it's stress.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know what's causing it, but I had trouble with this with one chick recently. I had to keep cleaning it's bottom for the first few days due to pasting. It seemed to clear up on it's own. [​IMG]
     
  3. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply...I've been doing that same thing, but 4 or 5 of mine are pasting. So, I tend to think it might be the feed.
     
  4. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    start them off with warm water with vitamins and electrolites in it. I use to have that problem real bad until someone on here told me to give them the warm water. I don't think it has anything to do with their feed but I could be wrong I am no expert
     
  5. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super - I'll give that a try.

    Thanks!
     
  6. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh also how old are they? 1 week they should have temps of 95 then you drop it 5 degrees a week.
    stress causes chicks to get pasty butt it is not constipation but diareah that causes it them getting too cold can cause their intestins to freeze up and cause pasty. also them being too hot can cause it too. anything that would put them under stress can cause it. it should clear up within a week just keep the vent clean and from getting blocked off . If it gets blocked off it can kill them.
     
  7. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I appreciate the insights...I'll go check the temperature.

    Thanks a bunch.
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    If everything else is fine cold temps are usually the cause mentioned for recurring pasty butt. 82 is usually too cold for 1 week olds by about 10 degrees. They should still be around 90 and probably 85 minimum. The earliest any of mine have been comfortable around 80 was 2 1/2 weeks. I keep my house about 80 in the summer and any attempts to remove the heat lamp before that time resulted in noisy, huddled up, and sometimes shivering chicks.
     
  9. riley

    riley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i lost 3 chicks to pasting and i was useing tc feed i went to blue seal mash and its all good now the chicks seem to like it more to
     
  10. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Riley...sure appreciate the input.
     

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