Silkie chicks seem to be getting crusty rears. Necessary to wash?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shellyb, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Shellyb

    Shellyb Songster

    Apr 25, 2009
    I have EE's and silkies. I've noticed that more of them are getting crusty butts. I have no experience with pasty butts but I don't think that this is what they have because their vents are not blocked, but the area around the vent is starting to get crustyish around the feathers. Should I wash them or leave it be? Are silkie's more prone to this? Never had issues like this before???Thanks
  2. karhernandez33

    karhernandez33 Songster

    May 24, 2010
    wichita falls texas
    mine was like that when i got them, i took a Q-tip dipped in warm water softly on him and it finally came off (u came use a wash cloth to )
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Get a warm cloth and gently run it off their rears, pasty rears are caused by stress. [​IMG]

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