WHAT TO USE FOR PASTY BUTT IN CHICKS Glenda Heywood YOUR PROBLEM IS actually the heat is either too high or too low. what temp do you have it on?... should be about 95-98 degrees with ventilation not a draft. and do this: 1 cup of play school sand to gallon of feed. feed this till the pasty rear end is gone, Glenda L Heywood Cassville Missouri LADY REPLIED The temp. is around 97 and we have them in a large cardboard box. None of the other chicks have had any pasty butts. The light is only at one end of the box with the food and water at the other end. The play sand would be used like a grit? The only other times I had pasty butt problems was with a McMurrary shipment last year but they cleared up after a few cleanings. Can I feed cut up grass? Glenda Heywood replied the playschool sand is for the regulating of the feed in the gut the sand goes thru and helps it. if it was diarrhea you would use. 1 cup of oatmeal to gallon of feed and it will bind them up so, they don't have the diarrhea. now as for the grass, I am not a believer in feeding grass to chicks. but that is for you to decide to do. AND YES YOU WILL NEED GRIT as a FEED IN A FEEDER WHEN FEEDING GRASS. it helps the grass get ground up. Also FEED WET MASH PROBIOTIC TO CHICKS. Glenda L Heywood Cassville Missouri WET MASH PROBIOTIC RECIPE ALSO IF TREATING SICK CHICKS OR ADULTS. IE: WORMING, ANY TYPE DISEASE OR COCCIDIOSIS ETC: ... ... Glenda Heywood now the natural probiotic recipe is this: 1 qt of dry crumbles 2 qts of milk, sweet, sour, or buttermilk or a mixture of all or some 1/4 cup of non flavored yoguart ( no artificial sweetmer) mix good. do not make sloopy JUST WET AND CHICKENS WILL EAT IT BETTER. chickens do not like sloppy feed AS IT STICKS ON THEIR BEAKS. ADULT CHICKENS NOW THE IMPORTANT INGRIEDIENT FOR EACH CHICKEN FED. and add 1- 400 mg of Vit E (PER CHICKEN FED WET MASH PROBIOTIC MIXTURE) by cutting the end off the vit E capsule for each chicken fed this wet mash. Putting the vitamin E in the wet mash and mix wet mash good to get vitamin E in very chickens amount. This for each chicken your treating. So for each chicken use 4 tsp of mixture and 1-400 mg of Vit E, twice a day for them till the birds feathers are grown out, then just three times a week feed wet mash and , Cut back on the vitamin E to 400 mg once a week, and feed each chicken, 4 tsp full of the wet mash probiotic and what they will clean up in 20-30 minutes, then clean wet feeders and restock dry crumbles, IE: or each chicken your making wet mash probiotic for: DO THIS: 4 tsp of feed and 1 tsp of the yoguart and just enough milk to mix it good not sloppy wet. And add the 400 mg Vitamin E once a week if not sick. IF SICK feed 1-2 vit E 400 mg twice a day per chicken that is sick. CHICKS RECIPE: DO THIS: IF CHICKS ARE SICK add a 1000 mg vitamin E ONCE A DAY TO THE ABOVE: ie: 1 QT OF CRUMBLES AND 2 QTS OF SOME KIND OF MILK, AND 1/4 CUP PLAIN YOGUART. (this is for any and all kinds of sickness ) ALSO IF TREATING CHICKENS WHO ARE SICK, DO NOT put Apple Cider Vinegar in the water while giving medication. OTHER WISE use 2 tabelspoons of ACV to the gallon when not feeding medication. GLENDA HEYWOOD I USED THIS AND HAVE GIVEN THE RECIPE TO THOUSANDS PEOPLE HERE, ON BYC OR MY POULTRY NEWSPAPER National Poulty News WHICH WAS FINALL PUT TO BED ON 12-2005 DUE MY HEALTH PROBLEMS, NOW I AM BACK ON BYC AS GLENDA HEYWOOD.