poop on new feathers?...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by frizzleman74, May 1, 2011.

  1. frizzleman74

    frizzleman74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my leghorn is starting to feather out and currently has her waddle and wing feathers growing in! However, she is in a brooder with 10 other chicks and there is poop on her new pretty white feathers, should i clean it off or will it go away? WHen i clean it i mess up the feathers, is it better to just let the feathers grow out and the poop will clear off? thanks
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    It should go away as she gets older, I wouldn't clean her. Is there enough room in the brooder... why is she being pooped on?
     
  3. frizzleman74

    frizzleman74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes there is plenty of room but i guess she;s just the bird that always sits down while her friend poops on her by accident, she also lies down in poop
     

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