Need some help please

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by casiphia, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. casiphia

    casiphia Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chickens has a poop patch on her butt. How do I help her to remove it? I tried just using a damp clothe. Some came off but there is still a good bit on there. Please let me know what I can do. Thank you.....casiphia




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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    You can use a hose with warm water or try soaking her in a bucket of warm water, use plastic gloves and work it off.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Soak, remove poop, then blow dry......
    ......hopefully you are in a warmed climate than I am, or can bring her inside to soak.

    Then keep an eye on her, if she has loose stools, there may be a reason that needs to be rectified.
     
  4. casiphia

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    If I find out her stools are loose, how do I fix that. I don't know if any bets around my area that sees chickens.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    First you look at the stools, take pics...maybe confine her in a crate for 24 hours to get 'samples'.
    Look at diet and environment.
    Fecal exam to check for internal parasites, can send it here if vet won't do one.
     
  6. casiphia

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    Thank you everyone for the advice. Spot seemed to enjoy the soak and the blow dry. She looks like she feels pretty again!

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