poopy butt on a hen???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hazen, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. hazen

    hazen Out Of The Brooder

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    My year old Red sex-link had a fair amount of poop stuck to her feathers just below the vent. i washed the area with water and tried to free what was stuck to her feathers, and trimmed with scissors what the water couldn't remove. she doesn't seem to have any issues that i can see....eating well, drinking well, laying well, very active.....any suggestions or advice? Oh, and the other two girls aren't having poop issues at all. FYI. Thanks.
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    If the problem does not persist then she could have eaten something that screwed up her system for a short time. Stress can also cause temp problems.

    Matt
     
  3. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my EE that I recently acquired had the same issue, so I bathed her and trimmed her feathers in the area- so far it has not recurred.
     
  4. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! Had to do that with my BR. Once I got it cleaned up, she didn't have any more trouble. I hope for the same for yours! It seemed like she must have had one poo get stuck and then the next poos just kinda added to the mass.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I've had to trim feathers occasionally on some of my hens' rear ends...problems solved.
     
  6. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorn hen always has that problem.No sickness in her,just a messy pooper. [​IMG]
     
  7. hazen

    hazen Out Of The Brooder

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    Great news....
     

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