Sick chick

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

  1. Chuntgray

    Chuntgray Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 17, 2008
    I am proud to say have have never loss any chicks. I may now, I two chicks smaller then the rest( diff bred) The are getting hard poop stuck on thier butts blocking them. I read this is caused by hight temps. It might have been were I got them but, now I think the temp is fine, It is 95-90. They are not acting like it is to warm. They are acting like they are sick. I keep wiping them down with warm water. Is this going to get better? The rest of the chicks are fine?
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    I have always had some of the chicks I get have poopy butts. I just keep an eye on them and clean them religiously. It has always cleared up.
  3. chicklips

    chicklips Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2009
    St. Johns, MI
    After you clean then try to put some vaseline around the area. It works for my chicks, the pasty butt should go away in about a week or so.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by