How can I keep their bums/eggs clean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LeghornLisa, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. LeghornLisa

    LeghornLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello All,

    I need your help. One of my Cochins keeps getting poop stuck to her feathers and it is causing the eggs to be steaked with poop. I have tried to clean her with baby wipes and have also put her in the bath tub to clean her up, her vent was almost completely closed with dried poop (this was when it was much warmer outside). I am in New England and it is pretty cold at the moment. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? If not, should I put her back in the tub and blow dry her back side?
     
  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    trim back some of her fluffy feathers near the vent is she acting different the closed vent worries me
     
  3. LeghornLisa

    LeghornLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I was not sure I could trim the feathers. Don't worry I am on top of the vent thing. How do I know how much to trim off?
     
  4. LCwilson

    LCwilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just cut off all of the poopy feathers.
    Cut off as much as you are happy with. It's not like they will be like that forever. They will grow back.
     
  5. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    dont cut too close on the feather shafts or it could cause bleeding
     
  6. LeghornLisa

    LeghornLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is this like cutting finger nails? Will I be able to tell what to cut?
     
  7. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    you will usually see what to cut
     

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