Poopy butt or pasty butt?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by texas_chick, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question on pasty butt!
    The EEs I received today seem to have fluffier longer fuzz all over than the BR chick. When they poop the very tips of the butt fuzz have poo on them.
    I was worried about pasty butt and since they are in the house with me I've been wiping the butts but I am wondering if I am just paranoid now.
    Is a little poop okay? The BR doesn't seem to have it but she also has shorter fuzz on her butt.
    So to wipe or not to wipe for little poo droplets on the coat - that is the question!
    Is it the beginning of pasty butt - or just a harmless little dripple?
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep their little butts as clean as possible and erase all doubt of having any problems. They also tend to get little "balls" of poo on the tips of their toes you have to get off too. They are much happier with clean tushies...warm water works
     
  3. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine had that problem..and i just pulled all the fuzz out around their little bottoms and it never happened again.
     
  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That reminds me, I need to make sure my chicks don't have pasty butt
     
  5. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will get started on butt wiping again.
    Here's an example:
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  6. one_egg_at_a_time

    one_egg_at_a_time Out Of The Brooder

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    Is that a good butt or a bad one?
     
  7. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of question is that? It's a beautiful butt of course!
    It belongs to Muffy:
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    But I just cleaned them again... [​IMG]
     
  8. one_egg_at_a_time

    one_egg_at_a_time Out Of The Brooder

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    What a great pic. Well the face end:D
    Do how do you not take off the tail feathers. And is that me or the other chicks. But the few i had to wash the butts look naked now. Am I washing wrong?
     
  9. ashtray

    ashtray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shave the birds butt [​IMG]
     
  10. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sort of a "Brazilian" Butt! [​IMG]
     

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