BO with runny poop and dirty butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Granolamom, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a flock of 6 hens (all kinds) and one roo. They're very healthy, active, and laying 5-6 eggs a day. My BO hen, Sarah, has had a dirty behind for about a week or so. She is VERY plump, and at first I thought that could be the problem, but this morning I noticed dark brown, runny poop all around her vent. She's eating normal (she's the greediest of all my chickens), and seems to be laying. No "sick" behaviour, other than the runny poop on her behind. I give all of them jogurt every day, and their water has ACV in it.
    What do to?
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, The straight skinny on "Pasty Butt". Believe it or not, Pasty Butt is a symptom of constipation. The cure is molasses in their drinking water. Molasses is a natural laxative for fowl. Mix it like weak tea and give it to them for 2 days. Naturally you should clean their little butts with a warm damp cloth before you start the treatment. Failure to cure this condition could result in a painful death for your chicken. This treatment is for adult birds as well as chicks.
     
  3. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great, that sounds like a pretty easy fix! Should I separate her from the others, or can they all take a little dose of "chicken laxative"?
     

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