chicken with a yucky butt!!

mom wewantchicks!

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11 Years
Apr 23, 2008
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buckhannon,wv
ok so this might not be a terrible emergency, but its gross!! one of my BA has a gross butt!! at first i was worried it might be an egg,but its not,its just poo!! this is one of the nicest chickens we have and the kids are always picking her up,so it makes it even worse!! how do i clean it off? i tried just rinsing it off with water but it didnt help!!
 

GopherBoyFarms

Songster
12 Years
Mar 18, 2008
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how old is the chicken?
you can try soaking her in some warmish water and then cutting away the feathers so you can get the poop off.
 

GopherBoyFarms

Songster
12 Years
Mar 18, 2008
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Vancouver WA
just cut off the feathers (I use my kids scissors so if she moved she wont stab herself) around the butt area so there isnt anything for poo to stick to. You can put vaseline or baby oil around the area where the poo is sticking so the poo will just slide off (once you have got the butt all clean)
What are you feeding?
 
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mom wewantchicks!

Songster
11 Years
Apr 23, 2008
366
1
149
buckhannon,wv
i am feeding layer crumbles,treats,and they free range most of the day. i have 5 other chickens and none have the same problem! tommorow when dh is home, i will try the feather trim!
 

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