Hi Everyone! I'm needing some help or advice or whatever can be given on this subject. The girls always seem to have a bad case of pasty butt. It isn't to the point to where it is blocking them from doing their daily duties, but it get's all over the eggs when laying and is just plain yucky. If it were warm weather time, I'd bring them in the house and wash them and put them back outside to dry, but it's to cold to do that to them now, and keeping them indoors until they dry isn't an option....I could put them in a large tote or something, but they'd just poop in it and make a mess again. So are some breads more prone to having pasty butt or is it something we are feeding them that is causing this? They free range and also have 24/7 access to layer pellets, and on top of this we have some pumpkins we have saved from this fall and have been cutting them open and letting them eat the insides of them. The only thing I can think it would be is the moisture from the pumpkins? I dunno, but I am tired of poopy eggs and I don't find poop in the nesting boxes themselves so it must be coming from their tushies! TIA!