hens have poo all over their butts

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lorihadams, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. lorihadams

    lorihadams Songster

    Sep 17, 2008
    Okay so almost all of my six hens have poo stuck to their butts. They have access to a run and are never locked in their coop. I think they just might have eaten some compost that made them have some runny poo. What do I do? Do I need to get it off or will it come off on it's own? Do I need to soak their butts in warm water or use a warm washcloth to get it off?
  2. Trim it off with scissors. If it comes back, trat it like pasty butt.....Pop

    Pasty Butt;

    OK, The straight skinny on "Pasty Butt". Believe it or not, Pasty Butt is a symptom of constipation. The cure is molasses in their drinking water. Molasses is a natural laxative for fowl. Mix it like weak tea and give it to them for 2 days. Naturally you should clean their little butts with a warm damp cloth before you start the treatment. Failure to cure this condition could result in a painful death for your chicken. This treatment is for adult birds as well as chicks.
  3. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    I had a hen get all pasty. I sat her down in a tub of warm water to soak the poo loose. She didn't protest much. I had her isolated 4 nights to watch for other problems. She is fine now.

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