How do you keep a dirty vent area clean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicks R Friends NOT Food, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had such "messy" chickens as my 2 new roosters. I constantly have to hose their tushes, but it puts them under a lot of stress, and I was wondering if there was an easier way.
     
  2. adriennehearts

    adriennehearts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    use an old tooth brush

    and put dont use human materials
    (may cause irritation to skin)
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    The best way is to adjust their diet so that you avoid foods that cause them to be loose. Harder if they free-range of course.
     
  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will it help if you trim the feathers back there? I do that on hens that have that issue and it really helps
     
  5. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think I will trim them for now, does anyone know what foods will cause/fix the problem?
     

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