The Joys of being a chicken mom...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by curransmiles, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. curransmiles

    curransmiles New Egg

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    While trying to figure out whether I had some roosters in my 4 day old flock, I stumbled upon Pasty Butt. Come to find out, the reason why one of my chicks was "crowing" was because it needed to poo. Which it couldn't because of said Pasty Butt. So, I cleaned up 3 of the 8 chicks that had poo covered vents. Oiled them up, added a tsp of apple cider vinager to their water, and sent them on their way. This is the second day of being a chicken mom for me. Is this going to be a reoccuring event? Or is the apple cider vinager really going to help?
     
  2. curransmiles

    curransmiles New Egg

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    Also, I have two barred rock chicks. One of them, the one with Pasty Butt, I thought might be a rooster, has a dark bottom. While the other BR has a white bottom. I've read that roosters have more white. So, the "crowing" I heard, was possibly a hen just in pain from not being able to poo?
     

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