When fecal matter hardens, it can cause a blockage to a chick’s gastrointestinal system called pasty butt that, if left uncleaned, can cause the chick to die.
Courtesy Rachel Hurd Anger One of the two Buff Orpingtons I’m raising to pullets for a friend is the runt of the flock. Upon opening the shipping box, the day-old chick was visibly in distress. As the others moved freely and excitedly, this Buff sort of leaned against the wall of the box. My kids […]