Dirty Chicken Butts

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Robinmainzer, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Robinmainzer

    Robinmainzer Out Of The Brooder

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    Why do some chickens have horrible nasty butts? It doesn't matter what you do. They stay nasty. Am I doing something wrong? Should I change their diet? Any advise would be helpful. Only about an 1/8Th of my chickens have nasty butts. It is still not ideal.[​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    could be what they are eating, can you list what you feed them?
     
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't worm regularly you may want to do a fecal check.
    I have a hen who often gets a messy butt, and I find it helps to cook her up some oatmeal, and also to give her some plain yogurt.
     
  4. Robinmainzer

    Robinmainzer Out Of The Brooder

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    I feed them layer pellets from the co-op. They also free range. I do give her raw oat meal as a treat. Would I need to buy special yogurt or just any kind? Thanks for the advice.
     
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  5. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The yogurt really needs to be plain, no fruit, and if you can get it un-pasturised
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    You can also take scissors and trim the fluff/feathers around their rear end for a more "clear shot" onto the ground.
     
  7. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup - plain yogurt. It helps repopulate the good bacteria in their intestinal tracts.
     

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