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Do silkies always have poopy butts?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rughooker, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. rughooker

    rughooker Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I saw some silkies at a county fair yesterday and some had very dirty behinds. Is is because they're so fluffy? It's bad enough cleaning a dog or cat once in awhile-- now chickens? [​IMG] [​IMG] rughooker
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    My friend raises silkies (mine are still in egg in incubator) but she said that hers never get messy. It may be from being at the fair and getting nervous with people all around them.
     
  3. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have almost 30 silkies, and none of mine ever get "poopy butts". I agree that it is probably because they are nervous. Mine keep themselves very clean.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My 3 Silkies have never had icky bottoms. It must just be nerves for those poor Silkies at the fair. Bless their hearts. [​IMG]
     
  5. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with all those above. We did have one silkie roo who sometimes required a butt-trimmin' though. [​IMG]
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Butt trimming is great.
     
  7. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a very furry australian shepherd who require butt trimmin's too, if your interrested. Come on over.
     
  8. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen any "poopy butt" on Titania ...now Oberon, the Sizzle, occasionally needs a little help with his bathroom manners [​IMG]
     

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