My BR had that Not So Fresh Feeling - Poopy Butt Makeover

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by legacyln, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. legacyln

    legacyln Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Jefferson City, MO
    Well, I did something tonight that my husband just shook his head over and I have to admit, surprised even me....

    Noticed today that one of the BR girls had a big wad of dried/frozen runny poop stuck to her fluffy butt feathers. It had evidently been added to throughout the day and grew as the day progressed to about golfball size. Our high was 30 and the low tonight is 18. (She seems otherwise fine and healthy, so apparently she just had a little disagreement w/the table scraps I fed today. ) So tonight when I put the girls to bed I decided I had better do something about it and brought her in, snipped off the frozen poopball, washed the area with baby shampoo, and blow dried her butt.

    She was pretty cooperative for a chicken getting a butt trim, wash and blow out. My husband had to take a few photos to document this evidence of my descent into further chicken mania. Enjoy!
  2. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    You're a lot nicer than me. I will pull the messy blob out, feathers and all. With the small amount of feathers out, it will not form back nearly as easily.
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Quote:Ouch!!! You pull it out, feathers and all?! Better hope you don't come back as a chicken!

    I do as the OP did, gently scissor snip out the trouble spot and everything grows back beautifully.
  4. chook pen jen

    chook pen jen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2009
    Collie W.Australia
    I just love to see photos of true chicken addicts ,good one [​IMG]
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    OK, best title of the day...
  6. orchidchick

    orchidchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2008
    south florida
    I dunno...I think that should be entered into pic of the week!!!! [​IMG]

    That's right up there with me giving the hens their oil foot bath before they met the family!

    No, truly, that's a good momma [​IMG]


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