My laying hens have matted wet butts!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gr8expectations, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. gr8expectations

    gr8expectations Hatching

    Jul 25, 2008
    Two out of my six hens are big enough to lay. Our wyandotte had a matted wet butt yesterday, though its back to fluffy today. Our sex-link has a matted wet butt today and may have lost a little weight recently. We're pretty new to chickens (3 months) and have no idea what to do, but they have been healthy happy birds up till now. Please advise.[​IMG]

  2. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    What do their poos look like? Do they have diarrhea? What is their bedding and is it nice and clean? Has their behavior changed at all? I take it they are not laying yet..?

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