poo hanging from butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bawgawk bawk, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. bawgawk bawk

    bawgawk bawk Out Of The Brooder

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    Got my chicks from TSC yesterday and all seem pretty active this morning. But i notice that a couple look like they have poo hanging from there behind (it wasn't there yesterday), should i clean it with a warm damp cloth or ??? You can see it on the one on the right.
     
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  2. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes.

    Check for.mites too.

    Pasty butt is common with chicks...
     
  3. bawgawk bawk

    bawgawk bawk Out Of The Brooder

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    Thx but I'm new at this and what does a mite look like and where do I check for them?
     
  4. Nupe

    Nupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, most defiantly clean it off. This is what we refer to as "pasty butt" and it can kill your chicks. Some people "pluck" it off to also remove the butt fuzz it has a tendency to stick to (ouch!). You can also soak their little butts in warm water to dissolve it.
     
  5. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wipe it off with warm water on a moist paper towel and then dab a tiny bit of olive or mineral oil back there to help prevent it from occurring again. Pasty butt can back them up and make them very sick if not treated.

    Take a bit of uncooked old fashioned oatmeal - the type in the big container, not the pre-sweetened type in the packet - and grind it fine in your blender. Mix some in with their food or offer a small bit as a treat. This will add a bit of bulk to their poo and will help prevent pasty butt.

    Good luck!
     
  6. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tiny little things running around.Likely red,or look like seeds.Check for it near the vent (the butt).

    I.don't think pasty butt can kill them.
     
  7. bawgawk bawk

    bawgawk bawk Out Of The Brooder

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    Ty. Had to clean 3 out of six. No sign of mites.
     
  8. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pasty Butt can definitely kill chicks as it prevents them from eliminating their waste. Some sadly don't realize how serious it can be until they've lost one or two chicks to it.

    You can also add a teaspoon of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar to 1 qt. of their drinking water as the probiotic nature of the vinegar will help, as well.
     

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