poop on bum

firsttimehatch1

In the Brooder
Apr 15, 2015
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So one of my 11 chicks constantly as poop on its bum. What can i do to help him? Can i put him in a very shallow warm bath? they are only 2 days old.
 

Nupe

Songster
5 Years
Jun 13, 2014
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Yes, you can soak its little rear until it loosens or you can moisten it with a warm wet rag. Some people I know just pull it off, butt fluff and all. Ouch! Anyway, this is pasty butt and can cause serious blockage issues so you'll want to clean it off as soon as you see it.
 

Nupe

Songster
5 Years
Jun 13, 2014
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Georgia
My experience is limited but most of the pasty butt I've seen I believe was caused by my brooder being too warm. Some chicks just get pasty more easily (more fluff) so you can apply olive oil and it will have a harder time sticking.
 

firsttimehatch1

In the Brooder
Apr 15, 2015
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okay thank you so much. Not sure why only one would get it if it was my brooder. fingers crossed it stops :)
 

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