My light Barhamas are like brown because of Poo!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ragerkid2, May 18, 2011.

  1. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 light Barhamas and they are in there brooder but they have like brown all over them from laying in Poo???? I clean there brooder everyday.. Will this go away when they go into their coop??
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    You should post a picture. I never had this problem. Although, I clean my brooder several times a day because it's in the house. I really don't know. A picture would help.
     
  3. BrahmaBrock

    BrahmaBrock Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are they? If they are old enough you should be able to use wood shavings and stir the shavings around some and change them out in a few days.
     
  4. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about 4 ish weeks. Some of them are really brown. I will post pictures later when I get home.
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I also use pine wood shavings, which soak up the poo. They often have runny poo after every 8-10 poops. Perhaps they are laying in it. It doesn't take much to get dirty.
     
  6. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But does it go away?
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You could give them a bath if it really bothers you. Just wash them in some warm water with a mild soap and blow dry them on low when they're done. Get them really dry. If its not really that big of a deal- don't worry about it. The first time they're outside and get rained on will clean them off. I have a few white cochins in my brooder and their foot feathers get dirty from the poo- so I clean them up once a week. It doesn't bother me on the darker feathers, but it looks really icky on a white bird. Good luck- you might be surprised by how much your chickens enjoy bath time. Mine love it [​IMG]
     

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