Yogurt for Chicks - Pasty Butt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mattmatts-momma, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. mattmatts-momma

    mattmatts-momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 chicks that seem to get pasty butt, I clean it off, but they still get it.

    If I give them yogurt, do they need additional grit or just what is in the Chick Starter feed?

    I have put olive oil on them after they have been cleaned, but that doesn't seem to help.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can mix some of the starter crumbles with yogurt. There is plenty of grit in the commercial feed so you don't need extra.

    You can try a little vaseline on the butts. It seems to last longer and do better than just oil.
     
  3. mattmatts-momma

    mattmatts-momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I will try the vaseline today, I've already olive oiled them twice!

    I'll mix up some yogurt with their feed today, hopefully that will help.

    Thank you!
     

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