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VERY Fuzzy Butts and Poo

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mylilchix, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    I got my Ideal order this morning of 9 adorable feather legs! Still trying to figure out what breeds they are, Ideal didn't right that on the invoice this time [​IMG]. These sweet babies have such fluffy butts, I'm finding I keep having to wipe them because every time they poo it gets stuck. They're little vents are so teeny the poo doesn't make it to the brooder floor. What can I do to prevent this? I don't want to end up with pastey chicks.

    Thanks, Sonja
     
  2. muffi

    muffi Songster

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    I had good luck cleaning any crusties off with hydrogen peroxide and then coating with vaseline.
     
  3. arlee453

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    Also make sure their water is not cold. I've read that using cold water can contribute to pasting. I usually run the water until it's lukewarm - not hot - before filling the baby chick's waterer up
     

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