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bare rear end - irritated

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beachnutx6, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. beachnutx6

    beachnutx6 Chirping

    Jan 29, 2014
    I have a chicken with a partial bare butt and we've had really cold temps and she is red as can be, almost chapped looking, very dry. Can I put vaseline on it to help protect it?
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

    Jan 10, 2013
    I am no expert, but I think the vaseline would be a good idea.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Vaseline is a bit gooey. You might use some bagbalm or other hand type lotion that will soak in. If you get the feathers all gooey and greasy, this will make her and others pick at it. So be very careful to only get the effected area.

    If she continues to pick at this area, you might try some Rooster Booster No Pic lotion on it. This will help soothe it and hopefully get her to stop picking at this area. :)
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