What is on my chicks BUTT

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by perkey6141, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. perkey6141

    perkey6141 New Egg

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    I have heard of pasty butt and all of the pictures I have seen are no where near as much as this. Can anyone tell me if this is pasty butt, how to treat it and if it isn't pasty butt what is it?[​IMG]
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    That is pasty butt, a pretty severe case at that. I'd hold that clump of poop under the faucet (warm water) and get it softened and removed as quickly as possible.
     
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  3. perkey6141

    perkey6141 New Egg

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    I watched the chick poop just a moment ago. Whqt temperature should the false water be?
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They can normally still poop through it, until they can't. Luke warm or a little warmer will do.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pasty butt. Warm water usually dissolves the poo. Once cleaned, dry the chick thoroughly.
    Pasty butt is usually caused by stress of some sort. Is the brooder too hot? Too cool? In too noisy a place? Too crowded?
     
  6. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once you get her cleaned I'd also think about some probiotics (packets from tractor supply) or some plain greek yogurt to get her gut bacteria in shape. On my last batch of chicks I added the probiotic packets to their water for the first week and only had one very mild case of pasty butt on one chick. Also remember to gently dry her off after you've removed the clump (a hair dryer on low will work)
     

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