dirty bottom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gill78, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. gill78

    gill78 New Egg

    Jul 10, 2015
    I was given a shaver that had a dirty bottom i cleaned her and she seemed Ok. Now about 2 weeks later she is dirty again. She eats and drinks well, seems fine, however her legs are a lot fatter, she waddles when she walks. She has only laid one egg, it was very small and had no yolk. She doesn't have mites/lice and is about a year old.
    can anyone advise please?
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2015
  2. Lovechickens202

    Lovechickens202 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 29, 2015
    I have no idea. I would just separate her in case she has something wrong with her. Just watch her for now.
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    What is a shaver?

    Dirty butts are not uncommon. In fact, clean butts are much more so. You can give her a bath, and trim some extra fluff off to help keep her more tidy. Check your roosts out and make sure she is using them properly and that they have enough clearance for poops to fall away from her when she is on them.

    Wind eggs are not uncommon in new layers, birds coming back into lay after a molt, birds undergoing stress (from a move, for instance) and ill birds. They are generally just a fluke in the plumbing and are of no consequence.

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