poop stuck on chicks but

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by raspeary, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. raspeary

    raspeary Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Cortland New York
    Hello all, One of my baby chicks have poop stuck to its butt. Should I be worried?

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    If it is covering the vent and preventing the chick from pooping, this can kill the chick. Clean with warm water and a paper towel (I hold the butt under the faucet on a slow trickle.) Wrap up the wet part of the chick and hold til dry, or use hair dryer on low. Apply a little lubricant to prevent recurrence: vaseline, veg oil, mineral oil, etc.

    If it's just caught on the fuzz, not to worry.

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