Caring for Chicks With Pasty Butt
By Lisa Steele
If you are new to caring for baby chicks, be aware of a potentially life-threatening but easily treatable condition that is fairly common, affecting mainly shipped day-old chicks.
Pasty butt is a condition in which feces get stuck in the baby chick’s vent and literally stop up the chick so it can’t excrete its poop. It can kill the chick fairly quickly if not treated immediately, so knowing how to treat this condition is important.
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