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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andrea98, Apr 12, 2009.
any body know the best way to get it off with out hurtin them?
IT COMES RIGHT OFF JUST PULL IT OFF LIK YOU PULL A BAND AID OFF ON YOUR OWN SKIN
IT MAY TAKE SOME CHICK DOWN. BUT IF YOU DONT REMOVE IT FROM THE VENT IT WILL KILL A PEEP IN HOURS
HOPE THAT HELPS YOU
I take an old container (like a plastic Coolwhip tub), place some fairly warm water in it and hold their little rump down in it to "soften" up the poo. Then I take a paper towel (or some towel you can throw away) and remove it gently.
My chicks always seem to love the warmness of the H20.
I dry them off a bit with a towel and put them back in the brooder then. They are always fine from it.
Hope this helps some.
I soak a q-tip in warm water and then gently pick the poo off. After wards I put some vaseline around the vent to deter futher build up.
Quote:That is what I did and my chick is doing great