chick with mucky bottom

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chick with mucky bottom
« on: May 08, 2011, 16:28 »
Well my two chicks seem to be dong fine with mother Bianca.  Yesterday I was watching and noticed that the littlest chick had some dried pooh on its bottom. 

This afternoon when I was watching again it seemed to be straining a couple of times but I saw no pooh coming out.  I got some warm water and a kitchen towell and, much to its annoyance, I dabbed at its backside gently to clean the pooh off. 

I hope I did the right thing.  Do chicks often get mucky bottoms while they are learning?  This one is only 10 days old.
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Re: chick with mucky bottom
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011, 16:42 »
the chick probably has pasty bum and it needs removing asap, try getting it off with your fingers or if that fails with a damp cloth.
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: chick with mucky bottom
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 18:05 »
Thanks Joy,
I used a damp kitchen towell again and although there is still a little staining the vent area seems to be clear!  :)



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