Should poop stick to my chicks tushy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CuckooCachooo, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. CuckooCachooo

    CuckooCachooo Out Of The Brooder

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    I notice one of my chicks has a little poop stuck to its butt. I just got them today and I'm hoping this isn't a sign of them getting sick. I attempted to remove it and realized it was wet. Can I wipe it with a baby wipe? Is it normal? Are they doomed!!!??
     
  2. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Sounds like that start of pasty butt. Make sure you clean the area well and dab a bit of olive oil on its tushy. Its not a sign of getting sick but if their vent area is not kept clean it can kill them. Good luck with your babies.
     
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