Help, hen covered in yolk/poop from other hen

Norma_Lorp

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i have to change my roosting bars as one hen is always getting pooped on. But this morning she was covered wet in what looked like an egg exploded on her back. It is chilly here, I’m worried about her being cold and bugs finding a home on her. They dust bathe but this is caked on. I can’t bring her inside to clean. Any spot cleaning methods? Ugh she is a mess.
 

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i have to change my roosting bars as one hen is always getting pooped on. But this morning she was covered wet in what looked like an egg exploded on her back. It is chilly here, I’m worried about her being cold and bugs finding a home on her. They dust bathe but this is caked on. I can’t bring her inside to clean. Any spot cleaning methods? Ugh she is a mess.
How chilly is chilly?
I would wait until the warmest part of the day and bring a warm basin of soapy water and another of plain clean warm water out to where you want to clean her. Also have one large and one small towel, an extension cord and a hair dryer. Soak the small towel in soapy water and start working on removing the mess. Once you get it all off, rinse the towel in the clean water then rinse her off. Then dry with your large towel. Hit her with the hair dryer to finish drying her and warming her up.
Then go get a hammer and fix your roosts so there is at least 18" between roosts if one will be higher than the others so the ones on top have less of a chance of dropping bombs on the ones on the lower roost.
This is one of the reasons I have all my roosts at the same height.
Good luck with the clean up and construction project!
 

Norma_Lorp

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How chilly is chilly?
I would wait until the warmest part of the day and bring a warm basin of soapy water and another of plain clean warm water out to where you want to clean her. Also have one large and one small towel, an extension cord and a hair dryer. Soak the small towel in soapy water and start working on removing the mess. Once you get it all off, rinse the towel in the clean water then rinse her off. Then dry with your large towel. Hit her with the hair dryer to finish drying her and warming her up.
Then go get a hammer and fix your roosts so there is at least 18" between roosts if one will be higher than the others so the ones on top have less of a chance of dropping bombs on the ones on the lower roost.
This is one of the reasons I have all my roosts at the same height.
Good luck with the clean up and construction project!
Thank you for your advice. It’s 45 here but will go up to 67. Any way I should hold her while cleaning? Don’t have anyone to help today
 

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Thank you for your advice. It’s 45 here but will go up to 67. Any way I should hold her while cleaning? Don’t have anyone to help today
I put the hen on the ground between my feet and sit on the bottom step of my front porch. I hold her with my left hand while working with my right because I am right handed. This is why I suggest getting all your supplies together and in reach so you can keep one hand on the hen. Once they realize you aren't hurting them, they stop struggling and just submit to the process.
 

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