cochin pullet with poop stuck on butt feathers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by elaineinspain, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. elaineinspain

    elaineinspain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 8 month old cochin pullet has globs of poop stuck on her butt feathers. I'm going to try to catch her and wash it off this afternoon when I've got someone here to help me. Is this normal for the poop to get stuck on fluffy chickens butts? My Orpingtons of the same age have a little, but the Cochin is really gross...
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi. [​IMG]

    I don't think it's normal for all of them. But I had a BR that had it over and over. Maybe she was a little fluffier than the others or didn't squat enough or something?

    I don't think it's a huge issue if it doesn't build up enough to block anything even though it isn't pretty to look at. I had a terrible time washing dried poo off pastey butt chicks, it might be on there pretty good. Trimming the feathers is an option if you need to. I know some people do that with fluffy bottoms to increase fertility.

    My Cochin is silly and turns circles all the time. [​IMG]
     
  3. elaineinspain

    elaineinspain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby just caught her and he held her on the table made from a pile of wood pallets (so the water will drain away easy) and I washed her down with warm soapy water. It wasn't too difficult to get it off, and she didn't complain at all. Took about 5 mins tops. I checked her vent for signs of mites - none. And I checked the caked on poop for signs of worms - none. Nothing was blocked - the poop was not stuck on the skin or on the vent, just on her feathers. I think she was relieved to have it gone!
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Ya, oddly enough the girls seem to enjoy a nice warm bath. [​IMG]

    Glad it went well for you. If it keeps up, I would just trim the area a little.
     

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