Hopefully this is the correct forum as no other category seemed to fit this! (health related but not an emergency, disease or injury) One of my chickens has a dirty rear and excrement is clumped on her feathers. It is more than usual to the point where I feel something should be done (and it may be uncomfortable to have that weight there for her!). Wiping it away wouldn't help too much as the dirty feathers would still be there. For the most part I am concerned about those dirty feathers staying there and perhaps causing health issues later on, or infection. I considered cutting away the dirty feathers, however I am worried that this would expose the skin underneath and make the situation worse! Thoughts on this are appreciated... thank you!!