Strange Behavior from Chick w/Pasty Butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sovia, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. sovia

    sovia Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    Black Hills of SD
    I picked up my first batch of colored rangers on Friday. All appeared to be healthy and doing well. Two days later, my daughter brought to my attention that one of the chicks had pasty butt. I knew the options were 1) wash it off and 2) tear it off like a bandage. I chose option #2. I held the chick carefully in my left hand, then firmly but quickly pulled off the poo. Now, the chick is reaching with its head down by its leg and twitching a bit. It alternates legs. My daughter thinks (ten-years old) thinks I ripped it's insides. Any thoughts? Could it have issues and this is just one of them?

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