Whose job? Mine or the hen???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by poupoule, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. poupoule

    poupoule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2008
    Hi there,

    My silkie hen has been sitting on 5 eggs and 2 hatched into very cute chicks. Now the older one (5 days old) has a dirty bottom. I know it is important for them to have a clean one, so their vent doesn't get blocked, but.... will the hen take care of this? Or would I have to do it? Any suggestions?
  2. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    You will have to do it. Some times you have to trim around the butt on a silkie chick so it doesnt get pasty butt.. Aleast some of mine need it they are so fluffy. [​IMG]

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