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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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

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