3 yr old buffington

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nancy4624, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Nancy4624

    Nancy4624 Hatching

    Nov 3, 2015
    My buff ate a not quite dead mouse last Thursday issues? Google information seemed to say fine
    Now she had some stuff hanging from her butt my first reaction was to pull it out not sure what it was at one point leftovers of mouse TMI
    Her rear feathers were messed up so think need to clean and segregated even though my other 2 chicken's don't mess with her
    But I also have mice and winter very soon
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Just think of it as extra protein for your chicken. If you don't have poison out for the mice, she'll be fine. Even if you do, I'd think you'd notice adverse effects by now. There is absolutely no reason to separate her just because of a messy butt. They get that way sometimes. Chickens are omnivores and will eat pretty much whatever they can catch - including mice, lizards, frogs, toads and small snakes.

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