BIG BUTT Hen normal? PIC!!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bald k9, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    Rural Edwardsville
    Hello I waswatching my Marans eating today [butts facicng me] and i noticed one of the 3 its like she has a big bottom with hips,they are the same age, and all just starting laying, all seems healthy, but her backside,is alot fuller or fatter,[like she's pregnant], and the poop is getting stuck to the feathers, i washed her earlier, but poop still gets stuck,,is this normal? thanks for the help its the one on the left [​IMG]
  2. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    Rural Edwardsville
    Did I post in the correct section?
  3. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2011
    Colorado Plains
    I have a black australorp that looks like that. Never occured to me to question it. She lays with no problems. Did you check to see if its just feathers or if it's body?
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Some pullets/hens just have more junk in the trunk... [​IMG] And some have more issues with getting poo on their fuzzy behinds, probably more a case of not angling things right when pooing rather than too much fuzz. You can trim away a bunch of the fuzz back there, and it will help for a while. My GLW is that way - she gets a trim job every few months.
  5. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    She is perfictly normal [​IMG] Breeds like Buffs and Marans tend to have fluffy butt feathers [​IMG] they are fine [​IMG]
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    in the old day's the bigger the butt (wider) the better the layer, it should hold true for today too
  7. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    Rural Edwardsville
    WHEW!!! thanks for calming my nerves, I typed in Google [my chicken has a big butt] but i just got porno junk lol
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    Some chickens have more fluff, too. You can trim off a few feathers, if they're catching poo.
  9. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    I have a big butt, and there's nothing wrong with me! [​IMG]

    but yeah, like everyone else said...She's fine.[​IMG]
  10. chickpeaz

    chickpeaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    Central PA
    I think she's perfect. Nearly all of my BA's and BO's have a similar shape and they're all quite productive. I do have to clean the eggs a little more if I don't keep after the girls and make sure they're trimmed and tidy -- they take all that right to the nestbox with them and happily sit on (and dirty) their eggs and everyone else's. But health-wise, I think it's a good sign.

    (now I'm humming "I like big butts and I cannot lie..." Thanks for THAT earworm!)

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