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My Americana has dirty butt!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wamflock, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. wamflock

    wamflock In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2012
    I have a white Americana that has suddenly started looking saggy, dirty and wet on her bottom! She is laying daily, but something just isn't right about her bottom, she didn't use to be like this. The rest of my chickens are fine....dry and clean. Any suggestions, should I isolate her until I figure this out...don't want my other girls to do this.

  2. Every so often you will get a chicken that just can't seem to stay clean back there. This is normal, and you can bathe her if you would like, but you don't have to. Sometimes hens can get maggots from a poopy rear, though, so watch for maggots on her rear. (this is called fly strike, and it is relitively rare.)Oh, and[​IMG].
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    If you are not showing your girl you could carefully trim the down feathers back there. I had to do this to my Splash Orpington cockerel's backside, he is real fluffy.

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