Poopy Butt Feathers

SilviaO

Hatching
Dec 13, 2020
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Hi, I have 6 pullets and 1 cockerel who are 5 months old. In the last week I’ve noticed one pullet with notable dried poop on her bum feathers and two others with small amounts. I watched the one pullet with the most poop residue have some very loose stool one day, then semi loose the next. I checked for worms and blood, neither were present in the poop. They are all acting fine - eating, drinking etc., so my question is, do I need to be concerned about this? I wondered if it could be a stress thing, the girl with the poopiest butt seems to be the lowest on the pecking order. They are also seemingly very close to laying their first eggs and the cockerel is rowdy and trying to mate them, so they have a lot going on. Let me know what you think!
 

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Oct 8, 2020
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Hi, I have 6 pullets and 1 cockerel who are 5 months old. In the last week I’ve noticed one pullet with notable dried poop on her bum feathers and two others with small amounts. I watched the one pullet with the most poop residue have some very loose stool one day, then semi loose the next. I checked for worms and blood, neither were present in the poop. They are all acting fine - eating, drinking etc., so my question is, do I need to be concerned about this? I wondered if it could be a stress thing, the girl with the poopiest butt seems to be the lowest on the pecking order. They are also seemingly very close to laying their first eggs and the cockerel is rowdy and trying to mate them, so they have a lot going on. Let me know what you think!
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