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Chicken Poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bkells, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. bkells

    bkells New Egg

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    Hi,
    One of my three chickens seems to have lots of poop caked into her behind. It doesn't seem to be causing any sickness and egg laying seems to be normal. Is it just a matter of cleaning her off with the hose and continued observation of her own personal hygiene, or could this be a symptom of something more grave?

    regards,
    Brian.
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some fluffy breeds have problems with that. You could cut the feathers to avoid it or you could leave it if it's not too bad. Some birds just... miss the ground. lol.
     
  3. bkells

    bkells New Egg

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    This particular one is a buff orpington who, yes is pretty fluffy underneath.
     
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she just got lazy pooping and missed. [​IMG] Watch her though, if she loses any weight or acts funny it could be something much worse.
     
  5. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    just make sure her vent never become blocked by the poop.
     

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