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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by momto2, May 21, 2008.
OK HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOUR CHICK HAS PASTY BUM OR JUST HAS POO STUCK??
Pasty = a poop plug.
THANKS FOR THE CORRECT TERM!!!!
Quote:Hi Momto2 - I just got my chicks this week, and I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination but.... if you see poop around the vent, I would clean it right away so it doesn't turn into pasty butt! I've only had it with two of mine - but I had to clean them up as soon as I saw poop around the vent or it got hard and difficult to remove.
my prettiest chick had pasty but and she got a good washin/ down there and i had no more problems , i put a little neosporin on it . ps i did NOT give sugar water to mine.
I just had to clean a big pasty butt on my silkie chick. It was so plugged that it couldnt poop. Poor thing!
while we're talking about butts, about how old does the chick have to be to be out of the pasty-butt stage? Mine are 3 weeks old and I haven't seen any pasty ones, but should I be looking for this until 6 weeks or what?