Poopy bottom??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by domromer, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Buff has a really poopy bottom. Her vent is clean and healthy but her feathery bottom is all poopy . Her sisters bottom is very clean with no dried poop. Should I be concerned do it need to clean it? How would I go about cleaning it?
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Yes I would clean it before it turns into pasty butt. Just take your chick and run warm (not hot) water over the poopy area (this may take up to 10 min) let it soak up and get soft and wipe with paper towel gently while water is running over it...give her a rest in between soakings. Then put some olive oil around vent area. Be careful not to rub to hard their skin is VERY thin there. Very gentle!
     
  3. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's actually a grown hen. Does that make a difference?
     

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