chickens and ducks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tiarabrown01, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. tiarabrown01

    tiarabrown01 New Egg

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    Hi! I'm Tiara and my family and I have a small coop of 9 chickens and 2 Pekin ducks. I'm excited to learn a bit more about the world of raising poultry
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Tiara welcome to BYC! (Just in case you didn't know what website you were on [​IMG] I wanted Pekin ducks this year but went down the runner duck road instead. What sort of things would you like to learn about?
     
  3. tiarabrown01

    tiarabrown01 New Egg

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    Hi! I have enjoyed reading some posts when I was looking up info and so I decided to join. I have a Thailand jungle fowl hen that has clumps of mud and poop stuck to her butt but all the other chicks are clean. Why is this? How can we prevent this?
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Tiara. Glad you joined the BYC flock. Sounds like she has pasty butt - put that in the search box for more info. She needs a good butt soaking in warm water with some Dawn regular dish soap to loosen the lumps of poo and ick. It may take some time to get them off, then rinse her well. She mat allow drying with a hair dryer set on low, or towels. Bundle her up and keep inside until she is dried. Then apply some vaseline to her bum to help prevent more clumping. Some folks say a small amount of apple cider vinegar in water, helps prevent a relapse.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Tiara

    Glad you could join the flock! Great advice there for you from drumstick on your hen and her butt problems. Hope you are able to get here cleaned up and sorted out. Be sure to ask any other questions you may have, the forum is very diverse with a section for everything.
    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Hi Tiara, welcome to BYC!

    @drumstick diva gave you some good advice on the pasty butt issue. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. And just in case you haven't found it yet, here's a link to get you over to the duck side of BYC:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Nice to have you here!
     
  7. tiarabrown01

    tiarabrown01 New Egg

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    Thanks you guys! I'll try that
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC, Tiara! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Good luck with your chicks and ducks!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm so happy you joined us!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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