The Neverending Pasty Vent Question[s]

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nittanyhens, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. nittanyhens

    nittanyhens New Egg

    Apr 3, 2009
    State College, PA

    We're totally new to chickens [our borough just allowed laying hens in our little town:D], and we went and got our seven long-awaited peeps two days ago, from a hatchery recommended by one of our progressive Amish [not as oxymoron-ic as you might think] friends!

    They're--of course--freakin' adorable [barred rocks], and everybody's perky!

    My question is: Is vent-pasting immediately apparent/visible, i.e. matting fluff because the vent is pasting, or do we go in under the fluff, and dig around a bit?

    Thank you!
  2. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    If they have a pasty butt you should be able to see it pretty easily, unless they have really long fuzz (do any chicks have long down?).
  3. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pasty butt, you will know, its a hard piece of dark hard poop stuck on their fur and butt, when it gets bad it will close them up and they wont be able to poop,

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