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Dirty bottoms!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sethsleader, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. sethsleader

    sethsleader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I hope that there is somebody out there that can help. I purchased 4 POL 3 weeks ago Shirley, Effie, Tilly and Hattie (yes hense S E T Hs leader). I bought them from a lady who I thought was a complete chicken nut!! Little did I know that I would soon morph into the same [​IMG]. My girls are laying 3 eggs a day but one 'Hattie' has a very dirty bottom, I make sure that they perch at night so theres no sleeping in the nest boxes. Im not sure if I should wash her, leave her or take her to the vet?? I'd hate her to feel neglected so please help.
     
  2. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    [​IMG] from Alabama

    I would wash your girls booty with some warm water and some shampoo maybe. Its not gonna hurt her. Hopefully that will take care of the problem and maybe it want happen again. Good luck!

    Welcome the the world of chicken nuts here at BYC but be careful because we are all enablers. [​IMG] We will only enhance your addiction. [​IMG] Theres no stopping it now. [​IMG]
     
  3. sethsleader

    sethsleader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the welcome message, I will bath her later. With four kids I think I've had good pactise at washing poop from rear ends. Glad it's nothing serious [​IMG]
     
  4. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Quote:Hopefully cleaning her up it want happen again. If it does you'll have to figure out why. In my experience though, once I get one cleaned up it usually takes care of the problem.

    About 15 years ago when I still lived in Atlanta before I moved to the country if you had told me I would be cleaning poo off a chickens butt and had two pot bellied pigs living in my house I would of laughed you out of the state. [​IMG] It is what it is and it ain't nothing but a thing, right. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have washed many a poopy butts in my day. Feathered and unfeathered.
     

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