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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cmontroy, May 28, 2009.

  1. cmontroy

    cmontroy New Egg

    May 28, 2009
    hello I'm a new chicken owner, my grandpa had some chickens.when I was a kid , ( all kinds). but this is my first time I've have any. I have 5 hens and 1 roster . But im have some problems with one chick. she is smaller than the others and they bull her . And I see she all way's has poo stuck to her bum and it hardens, is she sick and should I take her out from the others . thanks cmontroy [​IMG]
  2. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Orange, Texas
    got to keep her bum clean --- or it will cause a blockage --- and that could kill her

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    reference pasty butt threads
    Last edited: May 28, 2009
  3. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Welcome to the forum! She's not sick. Just keep an eye on the pasty butt but don't pull at it. If it won't come off with a wet towel just put her bottom under a gentle running water. Also make sure the water is the perfect temp. Not too hot, not too cold.
    Last edited: May 28, 2009
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Separating her would give her a chance to heal. If she is being bullied, she may be having trouble getting enough to eat and drink.
  5. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    I'd keep her separate and keep her bootay clear!!! [​IMG]
  6. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2009
    south dartmouth ma
    A soft toothbrush with some warm water works really good for removing stuck poo. [​IMG]
  7. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    i would just keep an eye on her and keep her clean

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