poops on my chickie rumps..

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

  1. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my barnyard....ohio
    any body know the best way to get it off with out hurtin them?
     
  2. allenlighthouse

    allenlighthouse Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is what I did and my chick is doing great
     

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