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poo on fuzzy butts!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kryptoniteqhs, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    ok i have a bunch of fuzzy butts with rockhard poo stuck on their vent area....theyre only 4 days old and i dont want them to get wet and sick.....i tried soaking one butt in warm water n not only didnt it work but i freaked cuz i think they could get sick if wet....also one i tried to pull off the poo n accidentally ripped out some fuzzyness....i feel horrible.....so help! ne ideas??
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2008
  2. Yoko

    Yoko Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    huh,wierd,usually warm water helps loosen it up a bit,you could use toothpicks,but thats wen its not that bad....hmm,how long did you put them in the water to loosen it up?and wen you do,you can usually blow dry them or get them dry with a towel.and how warm was the water?maybe you put it just a tad too cool or something...hope i can help you [​IMG]
  3. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    What about cooking oil, canola or olive etc, rub it around in a circle on the poo til it loosens, then smoosh down their feathers where the poo was stuck before so it wont stick again. If you were giving them sugar water or some water additive, stop now, they are started enough by 4 days. Also dont give any treats, only chick starter at this point.

    Happy chicky bum cleaning! [​IMG]
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    To remove it, you can hold the babies bottom under a weak stream of warm water - but be careful just pulling it off. You can bring some of their insides with with. The babies won't get sick it if is just tehir fanny that is wet and you dry them thoroughly afterwards.
  5. miron28

    miron28 Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    i just check my day old chicks and they had the same thing. i just picked it off and had no probelms. is this called pasty butt?
  6. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    Quote:i did that and it worked lol!! i was scared of their little hineys being wet....thought they might get sick....i still got a couple more to do lol....they dont have the runs or anything its just STUCK! lol.

    also i havent given them any treats although i have heard of people giving yogurt and egg yolk or something like that, but im going to for a while because i do not need any diarhhea or upset tummies.... [​IMG]
  7. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    also...any ideas for the redness on the booties....i dont wanna put anything on it that will hurt them...i put a little vaseline on them and then notice them picking at themselves so: i washed butts, then let them rest then put vaseline on then rinsed the majority of it off that way theres just enough to keep it soft, but not so much they can eat it....if that makes any sense at all
  8. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Songster

    Nov 20, 2008
    Astatula Florida
    That same thing happened to some of mine couple weeks ago and I did hold bums under warm water and a soft tooth brush but mostly used my fingers to work it loose under water..dried the chicks and they are thriving now couple weeks later..did not lose any.
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:You have idea the amount of joy I just felt when I read that it worked!!!! You can put Vaseline, olive oil, anything like that to keep them lubricated and it shouldn't happen again. I am so GLAD it worked!!!!!
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Pasty but is when it is still wet a bit, but yeah this results from pasty butt not being caught. I have had two batches of chicks and the first never had any issues. The second though, had one chick with a HUGE chunk on her hiney. I felt so bad!!!! I just remembered reading on here what to do and did it and it worked. Of course, I checked them religiously after that. Probably too much!!!!! Just be very careful about pulling it off of very young chicks. You can pull their insides out.

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