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  1. Heartforchickens

    Heartforchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Need some help with what is wrong with my Barred Rock. Why does she have a messy butt some of the time and then perfectly clean other times? Thanks
     
  2. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I don't know what it could be [​IMG] Hope you find some great help [​IMG]
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    my hens went through that to till I cleaned them up and trimmed their feathers back some and now their bottoms stay pretty clean. If I notice them getting messy again I just trim again, also could be something their eating that might make for messy poop. What do you feed them and give them for treats. When I say trim I don't mean trimming down to skin but just enough to keep the poo from sticking or running down their feathers.
     
  4. Heartforchickens

    Heartforchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    They get layers pellets and free range grass, plus a little scratch feed most days.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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