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

    May 1, 2010
    Hastings, MI
    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

    May 24, 2010
    Southern Maine
    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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