poop stuck on chicks but

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

  1. raspeary

    raspeary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all, One of my baby chicks have poop stuck to its butt. Should I be worried?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    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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