Hen Sat on egg, broke it. Now bottom covered in yolk...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jeeper1540, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 15 month old Buff Orp accidentally sat on an egg and broke it (note: she is huge!). now her legs and stomach area is covered with yolk. the other chickens are eating the yolk off her, and im worried one will peck hard and break the skin or something. what do i do? give her a bath? or just let her go...
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Yes, get her cleaned up ASAP - you DO NOT want others picking at her!
  3. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    just with a warm bath, or what?
  4. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    and after the bath, do we need to air dry her or can she just dry outside (its almost 100)
  5. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    hello? anyone?
  6. cobrien

    cobrien Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    Oakland, CA
    You can soak her in a bucket of warm water to loosen it and pull it off. That's all I've done, hopefully others will chime in (I haven't used soap). I always blow dry but 100 sure is hot, maybe in the sun with no drafts would be okay, but since I'm not 100% sure I'd blow dry unless some experts suggested otherwise. Sorry I'm not much help!

    Maybe do a search on BYC on how to bathe a chicken for more info in the meantime.
  7. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have Dawn, can i use that on her?
  8. Kovalciks Chickens

    Kovalciks Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    Richmond, Michigan
    DAwn should work use what ever soap u want JUST DONE GET IT IN HERE EYES. Hold her wings down....they do like to flap and get u as wet as she is. I would use something shallow wet it and pull it off.

    I know from experience, I clean my birds before every show.
  9. Veggie4life55

    Veggie4life55 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2010
    West Virginia
    You shouldn't need any soap. Just put her belly in warm water (not hot) and let her soak while you kinda run your fingers through her feathers so that all the egg comes off. If its dry it may take a while but you shouldn't need soap.
  10. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok im about to gove her the bath

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