poop stuck on my chickens bottom (large area) ! help what do I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Heike, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Heike

    Heike New Egg

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    I have 22 chickens and one, a rhode island red has poop stuck all around her bottom, the others are fine. What do I do? New to this site. Hope the upload of my picture works.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Ummm....wash it off.
     
  3. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    Quote:and use warm water to make it easier
     
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  4. Romochickencrazy

    Romochickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have the same problem with one of my Rhode Island reds too. I don't have an answer for you though, I just wash her bottom from time to time. Hope someone does have some good feedback on this topic because I wish I knew what else can be done. [​IMG]
     
  5. Roosterfry

    Roosterfry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soak it's bottom in a bucket with warm water for a few minutes then see if you can gently wipe if off with a towel.
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I just pull it off along with any feathers quick and easy, just yank them out and then there will be no more problems in the future. sure they give a little squak, but doing all that washing and stuff takes forever and makes more of a mess than you might figure. I prefer less feathers in the rear area for health and sanitary reasons not to mention it helps with fertility. But I am sure those with named pet chickens would prefer the whole giving it a warm scented bubble bath and a cup of tea afterwards treatment LOl it's all good whichever way you decide is best. keep her vent area treated with a salve or bag balm to prevent this from happening again and make sure she is drinking, dehydration is the main cause for cluster butt.
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Judging from the pic it doesn't look to be very much at all. Just a small clump, pull it and be done with it, easy peezy.
     
  9. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw your post on mine as well, glad I'm not the only one taking pictures of chicken butts! Good luck!
     
  10. Heike

    Heike New Egg

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    Thanks everyone!!!!!! am new at this and at this forum. Great help! what is salve or bag balm to treat her with ???? is that medicated? Is it like vaseline? ... and the poop spot is larger than you think! will it bleed if I pull it off? it looks like it is stuck to skin.
     

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