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Week old chick with diahrea and sticking to backside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by davidjulie777, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. davidjulie777

    davidjulie777 Hatching

    Mar 12, 2008
    I am feeding as prescribed from the feed store. Any tips on removing the dried poop from the back side?
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Warm water and then some olive oil or the like, on the butt to keep anything else from sticking. Give the chick some yogurt to stabilize the digestive system.
  3. Red

    Red Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    We got some damp warm kitchen roll and a cotton bud, and when the poop was wet it kinda peeled right off. It never happened again, either...little guy wasn't too happy about it though [​IMG]
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    I thought I would post on this as I read so very often about chickies with poopy/pasty vents...
    I have never once had this and I am wondering if my giving them yogurt from day one (free choice) has anything to do with this...
  5. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    How much yogurt do you give them? Do you mix it in with their feed?
  6. chcknrs

    chcknrs Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    I have 5 3-week old chicks, and give them a tablespoon a day to share. Just got 3 day old leghorns, they will start with a teaspoon. Oh, and take out the container after about an hour or two.
  7. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    Thanks, I have a few week old chicks with diarrhea, think I will try that.
  8. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    Ok, sorry if I sound ignorrant, but I just put a little dish of about 2 tbls yogurt in the brooder for my 20 chicks. One ran right through it and then into the feed! her little feet were coated with feed lol, I took her out and wiped them off not wanting the others to eat the tasty treat off of her feet.
    Any suggestions? Can you tell i'm a newby LOL
  9. fleenorfarmmom

    fleenorfarmmom In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2008
    Blountville, Tn
    After reading about yogurt on here I decided to try it. Hilarious. Had to take a shower when I was done.

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