Buff Orpington with Pooy and Muddy Bum

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sebright18, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Sebright18

    Sebright18 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buff Orpington, has a very muddy and pooy bum, It is all clogged and I dont want to wash her because it is very cold in England and I dont want her to catch a chill. Any Ideas?

    Many Thanks
     
  2. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no use to you whatsoever, but I just posted the exact same question this morning. I have a BO with a pooey muddy bum. However, we live in FL so I did give her a bath. But I worry that it's a sign of a bigger problem.
     
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    Sebright18 Out Of The Brooder

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  4. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what problem, which is why I posted a question about it. Since my hens are 2 1/2 and have never had pooey bums, now one has a very pooey bum, I hope it isn't a symptom of a chicken illness of some sort...
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Well I have seen this before in a healthy hen. I just periodically washed off her bottom when the weather permitted.

    However, diarrhea can always mean worms, so be on the lookout for weight loss and lethargy.


    If your hen cannot be washed since it is too cold, you can pluck feathers out (ouch!). Some do this so the poo doesn't reaccumulate. If your hen appears healthy and is just fine in all other respects, I'd not worry. It does sometimes happen and there are many threads on here about healthy hens with a poopy bottom. (You can also use the hair dryer to dry a hen after washing but they can still get cold after this...depends on the weather. Use your judgement.)

    Diarrhea can point to other diseases as well. Here is a link:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    diagnosis charts at bottom
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2012

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