How do you get poop out of her feathers?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chick_In_The_Burbs, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    I came back today and one of my chicks (9 day old Shania) has a little patch of poop stuck in her feathers on the back of her neck. I tried a wet paper towel to try and get it out but but she started stressing and nothing was comming off so I put her back in the brooder. It's really matted in. Any recommendations?
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Either leave it alone and it will get powdery and you can just use your fingernails to get it off (gently) or wash it off under the faucet. Just make sure you dry the chick well and keep her warm until she is all the way dry.

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