Chicken butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vachicks, May 9, 2011.

  1. vachicks

    vachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    ..I just noticed a large amount of poop stuck to one of my hens feathers under the vent, do I need to clean this off or will she take care of it? I also saw some old poop stuck to anothers feathers....If I have to clean it how do I do that? Thanks
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You can simply give her a warm bath in a sink or basin, warm water and a little mild soap. Actually they usually enjoy this. You can also dry her with a hair dryer on low. This will give you an opportunity to check her over well to see if there is another problem.
     
  3. vachicks

    vachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks...at least she is one of my catchable hens, not sure how she will like a bath though.
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check for lice before the bath. You will see them moving and see the lice eggs at the base of the feathers. I had a chicken that had poopy butt, but when I picked her up to check further she had lice.
     

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