Crusty Butts

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickenmagnet, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Chickenmagnet

    Chickenmagnet Out Of The Brooder

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    I rescued 5 birds from a cramped space.

    Two of the ladies have crusty butts.
    I thought they would clean themselves of this crusts.
    But, they havent.
    I'm wondering if there isnt something wrong with them.

    None of my other chickens have crust butt.
    NONE

    HELP?
     
  2. Chickenmagnet

    Chickenmagnet Out Of The Brooder

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    the two are separate breeds

    one is an EE
    the other is a partridge rock
     
  3. S0rcy

    S0rcy Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they were in poor conditions, they may just be too exhausted and worn down to clean themselves. Give them a helping hand and remove the crustiness with some baby wipes, they will probably feel better and begin grooming themselves a bit better [​IMG]
     
  4. jtotherow

    jtotherow Out Of The Brooder

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    Crusty butt? Is this Pastey butt? My birds last Feb. Got this after I fed them white rice out of the fridge. everyone told me it's good for them and they loved it but I had to clean 5 pasty butts and put PH on them because they got so constipated their butts looked like they were pushing out. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickenmagnet

    Chickenmagnet Out Of The Brooder

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    Yah, I dont think its pasty butt
    It may have have been pasty at one time.

    Now its crusty and dangly eck
     
  6. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give them a bath in some warm water and baby soap that should take it off
     
  7. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    My roo and hen like to sleep on a shelf lined with wood shavings (they opt to use the perch only to get to the shelf!). As a result, Annie gets a bit of dried mess accumulating after a while. Since she would not relish a bath I take scissors and trim the feathers a bit to get that stuff off - I have to hold her carefully so she doesn't flinch and get cut! But it does the trick.
    JJ
     
  8. Chickenmagnet

    Chickenmagnet Out Of The Brooder

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    well...folks....:|

    we tried the soak and soap
    which someone was not a happy camper:/

    These things didnt even soften up after 15 minutes of soak time.
    Thank for the clipping idea

    I think thats the way to go
    cut the darn things off

    so gross


    I was just thinking that she could be sick
    and
    I dont want the other ladies to get sick.
     
  9. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed when a chicken has m ites or lice they are too busy scratching/feeling bad to clean up properly- so check for parasites too.
     

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