Hen with a Poo covered bottom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JennH07, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. JennH07

    JennH07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens has poo all over the feathers under her vent. I have not been able to check her vent bacause I can't catch her. She is free ranging right now in the yard so I thought I'd try to check her vent tonight when they go to roost.
     
  2. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, wait until they are roosting. It works best if you have two people, a light source and a small pair of scissors. If the poo is dry, try to clip it off.
     
  3. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I actually came here to post the same thing. My chicken is not as lively as usual. I guess I will have to wait until night to check her.
     

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