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Poop stuck to chicks butt!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RoosterRehab97, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. RoosterRehab97

    RoosterRehab97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What should I do?[​IMG]
     
  2. Boondachs

    Boondachs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe a warm hiney soaking is in order


    oh also be sure to dry him and keep him warm
     
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  3. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Run warm water over the dried poop. Start breaking it up as it softens. It may take a few minutes. after all the poop is gone, carefully dry the chick(s) off, and apply vasaline, or olive oil around the vent to help prevent future 'pasty butt'. Check 'em all for the next few days, and repeat as neccessary.
     
  4. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to clean it off! The method that worked the best for me was to have a stream of warm water running, put the chick's butt in it and rub gently. You need to keep doing it every time you have this problem as it can kill your chicks.
     
  5. Gtown Farmer

    Gtown Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't pull it off though! Make sure it's very soft, then wipe it off. If you pull it off, you can severely injure the chick. Then, as suggested in a previous post, apply vaseline to the vent to keep it moist.
     
  6. RoosterRehab97

    RoosterRehab97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Problem. I soaked a paper towel in warn water and gently rubbed, I notice when I cleaned that there was no feathers near the vent, only pink. WHAT SHOULD I DO??????????????????[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just keep it clean! [​IMG]
     
  8. Hornetkc5

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    Keep it clean and maybe some vitamins too. I got some for their water and oh yogart is good to for a healthy treat to get em going.
     
  9. meags163

    meags163 Out Of The Brooder

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    I used mineral oil on my chick's poopy butts! You can get it at the drugstore near medication for constipation and other human poopy problems! I dunked a qtip in the mineral oil and them dapped in on the chick's butt. Then I used my fingers to crumble the dried poop off. I had to do it about twice a day for nearly a week but it worked. Don't pull too hard...the oil makes the poop crumble very easily with some careful "squeezing" I guess is the best way to put it. Eventually the chick's fur falls out and new feathers grow in.
     

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