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dirty bottom girl... problem or just getting a little???

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Hi everyone,

I have a 1 year old white silkie(Lily) hen that lays eggs everyday. She seems to have a dirty bottom, not bad, most the time. Its just at the tips of her feathers. It doesnt look like poop, just a litty wet and dirty.  My other hen, is only 5 months and doesnt lay, and her bottom is alway dry. I have a 5 months rooster that I think is trying to mate with my 1yr old, could that be causing the mess on her bum? :jumpy    I checked her egg that she laid this morning, didnt looked fertilized.. I read and viewed what it should look like, Im a newbie so not sure... Her poop is normal...as far as I can tell by pics on forum. All seem happy and healthy. Also , is it bad if my hens dont roost. they lay in nest box or next to roost by my rooster. ...I read thats normal for silkies to not roost. all the poop in the morning is in or beside the nest boxs. I clean it daily, Just making sure if it can cause health problems if they dont roost.

thank you, Angela


Edited by xoxomylaydees - 10/10/15 at 12:23pm
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I have never answered my own question, but I read on another site that my Lily with the dirty bottom might have lice or mites. I checked her and it look like she may have a lice..... a long straw colored bug. Not a lot of them, in fact I only found 3, but im off the the feed store for treatment. Hope this helps anyone else.

Angela

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