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Large amount of poop on hens behind...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by paflower, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. paflower

    paflower Hatching

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    I noticed a large amount of dried/wed poop on my hens behind. Tonight i tried to pull it off but it is stuck fast. I didn't want to get her all wet soaking it because it's in the 20's and 30's here. Any ideas?
    Thanks!
    ~Heather
     

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I have a few that refuse to roost and they get really nasty butts as a result. I clip their feathers when the poop gets too nasty looking on them. I think in your case I might try to ignore the problem until spring if possible. It's too cold for a bath and a bare butt.

    Good luck.
     
  3. paflower

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    When they are little, i read to take off clumped poop so it doesn't back up...do you think that is not the same for adults?
     
  4. kera!

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    I think you may need to do the warm bath and take her in for a day or so to get her dry. or try a little veg oil to soften it and get it off or vaseline..just a thought
     

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