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What is pasty butt and how do I take care of it?

If you’re a new chicken owner, you probably have never heard about ‘pasty butt’. Pasty butt, also known as ‘poopy butt’ or ‘pasted vent’ or ‘pasting up’, is a condition where feces sticks and hardens on the chick’s vent. A chick can actually die from pasty butt because it cannot poop. I have read that this can happen during shipping — some say from temperature changes (cold/over–heating), some say from stress, some say due to viral or bacterial infections and improper diet. For whatever reason, it’s advisable […]

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