1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

poops on my chickie rumps..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andrea98, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. andrea98

    andrea98 Songster

    798
    1
    143
    Apr 10, 2009
    in my barnyard....ohio
    any body know the best way to get it off with out hurtin them?
     

  2. allenlighthouse

    allenlighthouse In the Brooder

    59
    0
    39
    Mar 8, 2008
    Lewes, Delaware
    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
    ALLEN
     
  3. chickens4me

    chickens4me Songster

    420
    0
    139
    Jan 1, 2008
    South Carolina
    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. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009
  4. chicklips

    chicklips Songster

    208
    0
    119
    Apr 4, 2009
    St. Johns, MI
    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.
     
  5. Turtle

    Turtle Songster

    323
    0
    119
    Apr 2, 2009
    Lyles,TN
    Quote:That is what I did and my chick is doing great
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by