Hens have a poopy butt

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Olive, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Olive

    Olive In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2007
    Cedar Rapids, Ia
    Should I be concern, quite of few of my hens have a poopy butt. Is that normal? Should I give them a bath? Or do you think it is their diet or bugs? I haven't changed anything on their diet and they free range most of the time. Any ideas or suggestions? [​IMG]

  2. lyndatu

    lyndatu Songster

    Nov 13, 2007
    Compost Pit [​IMG]

    Oh, poopy butts? If you mean their butts are clogged with lots of poo, you should clean it regularly! Use some kind of cloth or tissue to rub out the poo out of their butts or else they can get sick. Yes, sounds disgusting, but it's quite a must!

    If you mean they poop very often, it's normal. I had 4 chickens in an old coop once and the coop almost overflowed with poo in just 2 days!

    Good luck with those butts! [​IMG]

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