Fecal build-up

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NellyCrowe, May 15, 2009.

  1. NellyCrowe

    NellyCrowe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    I have a three year old Golden Laced Wyandotte that seems to be healthy other than problems with fecal build up around her vent. Her eyes are bright, her appetite is good. Her energy is off a bit. Any ideas? This has been on-going for the last six weeks or so. Once I get the mess cleaned off, she's much happier. The droppings aren't runny and the color seems normal.
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    You need to post this under "flock management". Or "diseases and cures".
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  3. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

    Sep 2, 2008
    SW Missouri

    Has this just become recent? I have 2 five year old EE that always have a dirty bum, not clogged just dirty. It seems like it happens when they get mushy treats like oatmeal and yogurt.

    That's all I know, now that I have welcomed you, try a post in Flock Management.....

    Cheri [​IMG]
  4. ChickenDogDuck

    ChickenDogDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2009
    Hello NellyCrowe [​IMG]

    from the warm and sunny state of Oregon [​IMG] (well, today anyway)[​IMG]
  5. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    from california
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
  8. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    [​IMG] from North Carolina! [​IMG]
  9. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    [​IMG] from Hereford AZ!
  10. RiverBendPol

    RiverBendPol Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2009
    Greetings, I'm new here and feeling somewhat panicked bc my Buff Orpingtons have poopy bottoms, too! I have 3 girls. They are going to turn 1 next week. They are happy, cheery, productive birds. They have a lovely room attached to our woodshed with an attached 8'x8' run. They spend their days out and about romping all over the farm and are shut up for the nights. They eat a layer pellet. When I first got them as day-old chicks, one of them had a dirty bottom. She has remained poohy all this time, in fact, that is her name. [​IMG] Now, suddenly, one of the others is getting slimey. Is this a serious illness? Will the third get it too? How do I fix it? I have read that I can clean it with warm water and a wash rag but that won't end the problem, will it? Eeek, help!!
    Thanks in advance.

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