How do you clean poop off your chickens back side

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kbadkins, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. kbadkins

    kbadkins Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a white bantam cochin and she has all sorts of dried up poop on her behind. I have cleaned her a little before and cut away the feathers but now it is back and there is tons.. what can I do ... she has also become broody.. she never comes out I have to force her. I am raising 3 hens mostly as pets and benefit from the eggs but she has stopped laying and sits in the nest ALL DAY LONG...

    if anyone can help me with these questions I would greatly appreciate it !!!

    KIM
     
  2. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Savannah,MO
    i fill a little dixie cup all the way to the top with warm water then very carefully hold the chicki up and stick their bum in it. i let them sit like that for a few minutes and then the poo usually slides right off when i wipe.
     
  3. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sort of paints a picture, doesn't it? Imagining a little bantie with her bootie in a dixie cup - grin. What we won't do for our chickens....
     
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Give her a warm bath and then blow her dry.
     
  5. LyonFuzz

    LyonFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny I just did this today:) I put my little mille fleur's tush under some warm water from my sink and it came right off after about 30 seconds. Didn't bother her a bit either.
     

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