Is chicken poop stronger than super glue?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by valsey, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. valsey

    valsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you all clean up a dirty hen bottom? I've soaked the hen's rear end in warm soapy water for 10 minutes and still can't get the poop off. I've cut the feathers off before (is that okay?) but I'd rather just clean 'em up.

    Ideas?
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I'm pretty sure the best thing to do is trim the feathers. It's certainly easier than trying to soak the poop off. [​IMG]
     
  3. swordgeek

    swordgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure they could use chicken poop on the space shuttle during re-entry!! [​IMG] Try rubbing a little olive oil on the feathers for a little while before the warm and soapy bath.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If I have messy bum problems, I trim the feathers. It makes me seem like one of those "trim the feathers for better fertility" type people, but no, I do it to prevent pasty butt, feather pulling, etc.
     
  6. valsey

    valsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something about cutting feathers doesn't seem right. But if you all haven't had problems with it, I'll opt for that, I think.
     
  7. swordgeek

    swordgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think about it - it has to hurt less than a bikini wax!

    Just make sure she sits still while you do it. In retrospect, I'd have had someone else hold my hen.
     
  8. valsey

    valsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Never had one!

    It's not the pain. It's the fact that feathers are hollow and cutting them leaves them open, I would think
     
  9. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put vaseline on it. Tomorrow it will come right off.
     
  10. valsey

    valsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:really? You've done this? It sounds like a miracle!
     

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