my silkie has a poopy butt!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sandrachx, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my almost-adult silkie has a poopy butt and i'm not sure what to do. should i bring her in the house and clean her? how do i clean her? i've been finding a soiled egg now and again but never can figure out who done it . . . looks like it may be her. suggestions would be most appreciated.
     
  2. sunbury chick

    sunbury chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sandra,
    A few of my hens have the same problem.I don't think I can do anything about it till spring,it's too cold out now...
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, just bring her in and wash her bum off. You can give them a bath, just dry them out well and trim down the feathers that are getting poopy!
     
  4. corydonald

    corydonald Out Of The Brooder

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    lol wash her lol

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  5. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorn has that problem. When it was REALLY cold out, I brought her in and sprayed her butt off. Then I let her sleep inside so she wouldn't freeze to death. I just let her sleep in a cardboard pet box. She had no complaints. [​IMG]
     

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