BABY CHICKENS GET PASTY BUTT – What is it and what can I do?

Help please. I checked my chicks for pasty butt, 4 were having problems. I got the others cleaned up and added acv to their water. But this one I couldn’t get off, it doesn’t cover her vent… what is it and what can I do? She is eating/drinking and acting normal. She is one of the older chicks, I don’t know if that makes a difference in what it could be.

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LaDonna Gutierrez
LaDonna Gutierrez

Soak her fanny in warm water and then gently rub the mass between your fingers to loosen. Just watch her to make sure it dosent happen again.

LaDonna Gutierrez
LaDonna Gutierrez

you got it!

Marion Pearson
Marion Pearson

Check your temp in the Brooder. Use a warm wet paper towel to soften the poop.

Amy Erlitz
Amy Erlitz

I ran water over the poop about 5 mins to loosen. Acv in water has been helping mine.

Melody Bower
Melody Bower

Take cotton swab and a little petroleum jelly and gently put around the area after you get it off. That will help it not stick anymore.

JustinCindi Moore
JustinCindi Moore

Make sure it isn’t where she was attached to her eggs. Like a belly button cord. It isn’t a belly button cord but similar to that.

Bill McFarren
Bill McFarren

I used worm water to get off put her butt right under it and work it it will come off.

Shelly Bunch Petersen
Shelly Bunch Petersen

I just turn the faucet on an trickle warm water on it till it softens. Then put vasoline on the butt so it doesn’t stick again.

Carson Brianne Kinney
Carson Brianne Kinney

Okay, I let her soak for a few minutes, a little came off but it’s pretty attached… could it be umbilical cord still? She’s about 2 weeks old I think.

Tiffany Delilah Oliveras
Tiffany Delilah Oliveras

I had cut some off my chick, chicken poop ain’t no joke lol

Tiffany Delilah Oliveras
Tiffany Delilah Oliveras

I looked.at the pic, it looks way.higher then where.the belly button is, I had used tiny grooming scissors to cut at least half away then cleaned off

Melissa Bolin Cross
Melissa Bolin Cross

You could hold her bottom under warm running water and massage it to soften and loosen to get it off.

Lang Leona
Lang Leona

I just hold them under the running faucet with warmer to hot water not too hot obviously and just break it up use your fingers to break it up or put a glove on if you don’t want to touch it but it will wash off eventually then dry off your done.