Monday, January 19, 2015

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: How to Help Pasting or Sticky Bottom

Tuesday's Tip From Our Junior Blogger
Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a Kindergartener!

Pasting or Sticky Bottom

About Pasting:
Pasting is when poop is stuck to a chick's bottom.  The poop gets stuck to their vent. The poop gets stuck because they may be too hot or too cold or they don't have enough food or water. They might have pasty bottom because they are scared from being held too much when you first brought them home.  You aren't supposed to hold them a lot the first day you bring them home because they are scared.

What to do:
To take the poop off their bottom pour some warm water on it, but make sure it's not too hot!  Pick off the poop when it's soft and make sure not to hurt the chick.  Use paper towels and use gloves. After their bottom is clean dab it with a paper towel and put coconut oil on the vent.

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