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post #1 of 6
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One of my chickens has a poop patch on her butt. How do I help her to remove it? I tried just using a damp clothe. Some came off but there is still a good bit on there. Please let me know what I can do. Thank you.....casiphia

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 6
You can use a hose with warm water or try soaking her in a bucket of warm water, use plastic gloves and work it off.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 6

Soak, remove poop, then blow dry......

......hopefully you are in a warmed climate than I am, or can bring her inside to soak.

 

Then keep an eye on her, if she has loose stools, there may be a reason that needs to be rectified. 

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
If I find out her stools are loose, how do I fix that. I don't know if any bets around my area that sees chickens.
post #5 of 6

First you look at the stools, take pics...maybe confine her in a crate for 24 hours to get 'samples'.

Look at diet and environment.

Fecal exam to check for internal parasites, can send it here if vet won't do one.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thank you everyone for the advice. Spot seemed to enjoy the soak and the blow dry. She looks like she feels pretty again!

 

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