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broody orpington with poo on feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maggiegigs, May 16, 2011.

  1. maggiegigs

    maggiegigs In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    One of my girls has gone broody. I have washed her behind twice now but it keeps on gathering into a clump on her behind. Good grief...I am tired of washing her. She is hardly eating so I am surprised by the build up. Is this clumping noted in orpingtons where there is allot of bottom feathers? It's a bit much to be bathing her or does this remedy itself.[​IMG]

  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    I'd try to trim her feathers and see if that helps.

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