Sorry another newbie question..... pasty butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rustybeers, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. rustybeers

    rustybeers Out Of The Brooder

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    This site is a wealth of resource and help. Again i am brand new to chickens and have been all over this site. Most recently I have been on the thread for pasty butt. One of my little guys has it and she appears very weak and wobbly. I have been trying to wash her off to remove the blockage from the vent. Is there any better way to remove the blockage other than luke warm water. I have read a lot of post saying baby wipes, peroxide etc...

    They are a week old and my temp in the brood box is 95 degrees near the lamp and they have a lot of room to wonder so they can regulate where they want to be to stay warm there are only 3 other chicks so ample room.

    Also once I have it moist is it ok to pull it off or should I wait for the water to dissolve it away?

    After it is removed there are different thoughts olive oil, Vaseline ...? Can I use any of these options without too much risk?

    And finally diet. I am using the pro biotic stuff in the water and not in the food. Should I be putting it in the food? To boost digestion can I just place a small dish of plain yogurt in there? Someone mentioned sand as well?

    I know there are a lot of questions here and I know that every situation is different. I just want to be sure I am giving this guy the best chance I can.

    Any help or advice is appreciated....
     
  2. ORChickFam

    ORChickFam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While I'm fairly new to all this myself. I used coconut oil for to soften up the crusties, remove and then to moisturize.
     

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