tiny chick questions...pasty butt and choking on food

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunket77, May 21, 2011.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the tiniest chicks we have ever had! Our last batch of japanese are serama size [​IMG] so we are new to teeny tiny chicks. Most of the eggs I set I was fascinated by how small the eggs where so I just had to see if they would hatch and ...they did! all but two. Today I realized one had pasty butt so I cleaned it with a wet wipe and now the vent looks to be protruding. Like it's either constipated or has prolapse ??? I don't know what to do, I put it back in with the others for now.

    Then after I put some feed in (chick starter) the little piggies ate like they hadn't eaten today (they had only just then ran out of food) and a couple of them are acting like they are choking and I can see food in their throat. They keep stretching their neck and opening their mouth.... is their food to big? do I need to grind it up more for them? Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Whenever I clean off pasty butt the vent seems to protrude some. Then it kind of goes away. I don't know why.

    The biggest problem is that the others always try to peck it after the wash. So I use Pick No More lotion on them whenever I wash them.

    The food issue I have no idea on. I don't have serama sized chickens.
     
  3. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:where can you get pick no more lotion? we've been dabing a little olive oil on our pasty butted silkie in hopes that it will help the poop quit sticking.
     
  4. megshenhut

    megshenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With little bantams I always grind their food for a week to 10 days and then gradually add in some ungrinded. It just seems easier for them to peck at.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    ginger c. :

    Quote:where can you get pick no more lotion? we've been dabing a little olive oil on our pasty butted silkie in hopes that it will help the poop quit sticking.

    I buy it from the feed store, but you can find it online too.

    I buy Rooster Booster Pick No More Lotion. Also they have black salve, but I have it the cabinet and haven't tried it. You might just see what your feed store carries.

    Some like to use Blu Kote to discourage pecking, too. But I have no experience with it.​
     

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