STUPID QUESTION

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by momto2, May 21, 2008.

  1. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOUR CHICK HAS PASTY BUM OR JUST HAS POO STUCK??
     
  2. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pasty = a poop plug.
     
  3. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANKS FOR THE CORRECT TERM!!!!
     
  4. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    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.
     
  5. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
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  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I just had to clean a big pasty butt on my silkie chick. It was so plugged that it couldnt poop. Poor thing!
     
  7. playmeasong

    playmeasong Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
    Jen
     

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