In the Brooder
- Aug 30, 2020
I have a hen who is raising four chicks. They are a little over a week old and from what I could tell, at least a couple have some dried poop on their bums. I got ahold of one of the chicks to take a closer look and it seemed like the vent was clear but the area around had poop. When I hand raised chicks in the past this was easy to take care of, but since one of my hens is raising this group of chicks it’s harder to get to the chicks. She goes crazy if I come near her chicks let alone pick them up. I’ve been told that a mother hen will take care of the dried poo issue herself, but I’m not sure about this. Anyone have any ideas/suggestions here ?