Week old chick with diahrea and sticking to backside

davidjulie777

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

kstaven

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Jan 26, 2007
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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.
 

Red

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Mar 17, 2007
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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
 

dlhunicorn

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Jan 11, 2007
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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...
 

chcknrs

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11 Years
Mar 7, 2008
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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.
 

amaliayosa

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Mar 12, 2008
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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
 

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