Washing pasty chicks bottoms

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 1chickens1, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. 1chickens1

    1chickens1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 one week old chicks hatched by a broody hen. THey all have pasty buts and I want to wash them off but when I wash them do I need to bring all the chicks and the momma hen with the chicks so she won't get stressed out or is it ok to bring on chick at a time without the other chicks and the broody hen?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It is odd for hen raised chicks to get pasty butt, perhaps a different feed is needed. Are they outside at all? Dirt and sand can help get the digestive tract working well. I would take them one at a time and return the one before taking another. It should be okay.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  4. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can bring them in one at a time. Just remember to dry them (gently and completely) with a blow dryer...not too hot. Might try some yogurt or other probiotic in their water if the problem persists.
     
  5. 1chickens1

    1chickens1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. Thank u everyone for the help!!!!!
     

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