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hello I'm a new chicken owner, my grandpa had some chickens.when I was a kid , ( all kinds). but this is my first time I've have  any. I have 5 hens and 1 roster . But im have some problems with one chick. she is smaller than the others and they bull her . And I see she all way's has poo stuck to her bum and it hardens, is she sick and should I take her out from the others . thanks cmontroy smile

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got to keep her bum clean --- or it will cause a blockage --- and that could kill her

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reference pasty butt threads


Edited by shaggy - 5/28/09 at 1:24pm
1 RIR - 1 BO - 1 white silkie
in the market for:
dominques -- barred plymouth rocks --
love and understanding (but i know those last 2 items are in short supply)
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1 RIR - 1 BO - 1 white silkie
in the market for:
dominques -- barred plymouth rocks --
love and understanding (but i know those last 2 items are in short supply)
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post #3 of 7

Welcome to the forum!  She's not sick.  Just keep an eye on the pasty butt but don't pull at it.  If it won't come off with a wet towel just put her bottom under a gentle running water.  Also make sure the water is the perfect temp.  Not too hot, not too cold.


Edited by Biddieacres - 5/28/09 at 1:32pm
post #4 of 7

Separating her would give her a chance to heal.  If she is being bullied, she may be having trouble getting enough to eat and drink.

Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

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14 hatchery and mutt hens

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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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post #5 of 7

I'd keep her separate and keep her bootay clear!!! smile

Chickens! Spring time fuzzy butts! Love it!
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Chickens! Spring time fuzzy butts! Love it!
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post #6 of 7

A soft toothbrush with some warm water works really good for removing stuck poo. thumbsup

post #7 of 7

i would just keep an eye on her and keep her clean

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