Any tips for cleaning a mucky bum?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AussieHens96, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. AussieHens96

    AussieHens96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, it's happened. Two of my Isa Brown's have developed the oh-so-glorious mucky bum (or whatever it's officially called) - any ideas? I don't have that salt stuff...so. Yeah. Help!?!?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would fill a basin with warm soapy water (Dawn would be great, or any mild soap) and soak her for 10 or 20 minutes, with some swishing about. Often they relax and seem to enjoy this, once they get over the initial jolt.
     
  3. AussieHens96

    AussieHens96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's dawn?
     
  4. Davidally122

    Davidally122 Out Of The Brooder

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    A brand of mild dish soao
     
  5. Davidally122

    Davidally122 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry-soap
     
  6. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You also need to be patient & gentle. I used plain warm water with a q-tip and cotton ball. It seems like it took forever to take off but it finally did. ;)
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2013
  7. AussieHens96

    AussieHens96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds good. Will do that tomorrow when I get home.
     

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