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poopy bottoms

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickenoodle#4, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Chickenoodle#4

    Chickenoodle#4 New Egg

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    Hello, We have four new chicks and one of them has a little poop stuck on the bottom of her rump. Should this be removed? It's stuck to her down feathers and some of the other chicks think it interesting to pick at. Yuck:eek:. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Pasted butts can be serious and needs to be removed. Take a warm wash cloth and go slowly to remove the poo. If the peep has build up and can't go it can kill.

    This is generally stress from shipping and will improve in a couple days.

    Be sure also the brooder isn't too warm that the peeps are overheated. If they are acting normal and streching and sleeping they are fine, if peeping loudly and can't relax it's too warm.

    bigzio
     
  3. Chickenoodle#4

    Chickenoodle#4 New Egg

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    Thank you for the feedback. This is new learning for me.
     
  4. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I got the best advice on this site that I will pass on.
    Safely secure chick and run her butt under warm water-the poo gets soft and can be wiped off - or the stubborn ones can be gently picked off with tweezers
    then dab baby oil, with a qtip, from the vent down.
    It worked great for me !! Good Luck
     

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