clump of poopy feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by antmummert, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. antmummert

    antmummert New Egg

    Mar 1, 2010

    My year-old Buff Orpington has a good sized clump of poopy feathers beneath her... is it a cloaca? I tried using warm water to dissolve it, but it's pretty solid & about the size of a robin's eggs.

    What does anyone recommend? Can I cut the feathers?

    Thank you,

  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    I soaking doesn't help to dissolve the poop you can cut the feathers. Use a small pair of manicure scissors (get them at a dollar store) because they are small and able to maneuver better. Never cut a blood feather. A thick feather that is dark brown at the base of the quill or up approx 2 inches. That is a blood feather and it's hard to get it to stop bleeding. The tush is mostly fluffy feathers so no worries.

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