Bantam Cochin - Tips on keeping clean??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by isaacsmommy104, May 9, 2011.

  1. isaacsmommy104

    isaacsmommy104 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone.
    I am having a hard time figuring out how to keep my cochins rears clean of poo. Is this just a fact of life with Cochins? Their feathered feet aren't bad at all. It's just the rears. There is always poo stuck on and I don't want to clip it all off. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, I would love to hear some different opinions on flooring for cochins (ie: wire, shavings, straw, etc.). Any tips on keeping these birds would help a lot. I am okay with my OEGB and our few Seramas, however, we are struggling with our "fluffy butts" and those are the ones my 2 year old daughter LOVES to hold.

    Thanks again.

    Tracy
     
  2. encorepistol

    encorepistol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never had much of a problem unless they get wormy and have runny poo. If they are on the ground they can contract worms easilly.
     
  3. isaacsmommy104

    isaacsmommy104 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have all been dewormed and checked for worms thru fecal floats and direct smears. Always negative.
     
  4. joanie_maine

    joanie_maine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep all my cochins on pine shavings and try to keep them on a diet of gamebird crumbles and a bit of cracked corn

    I've noticed if I give them "people food", they tend to get runny poops.

    Of course, before a show, my birds get a bath, which is an easy way to clean them up and check for any other problems.
     

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