poop stuck on chicken

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickens asome, May 23, 2009.

  1. chickens asome

    chickens asome Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2009
    kenora ontairo canada
    i have a chicken that is only 1 week old and its got poop stuck to its bum what do i do please help

  2. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    That is Patsy Butt. You clean it off with warm water, and keep a eye on it.
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I had a chick once that had poop stuck to its butt. First I tried to wash it off with a nice warm very wet cloth, then I took a scissors and very carefully snipped it off. The feathers grew back ok.
  4. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    ya, when my aunts chick had pasty but she got a wet paper towel and carfully i think pulled it off.
  5. chikenlady

    chikenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2008
    Cantonment, FL
    Get a little bowl of warm water, paper towels, Q-tips, and tweezers.

    I start by soaking the little bum in the warm water. Hold the chick and dip the bottom in the water. Then I use the q-tip to get the poo off. You may need to keep soaking if it is really dryed on. After you get the poo off, just keep an eye on it to make sure it does not reoccur. I have heard some people put a little vaseline around the vent after cleaning, but I have not tried that yet.
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I have a beard trimmer that I could set for three days of beard stubble, silkie eye trimming, or pasty butts if my chicks needed. Now that it's warm and my head is shaven totally, I won't have to clean the beard trimmer again until Indiana's cold winter when I let my hair grow out or never never if we start again spending Jan-March in Florida like we used to do.

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