poopy butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gretchen, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. gretchen

    gretchen In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2007
    I have noticed that a couple of my gals get poop stuck in their soft fluffy butt feathers... it seems to get cleaned off in a couple of days, I always assumed that they cleaned their butts of with their beaks while roosting. I have one hen who doesn't just have a little dribble but two full large (about walnut shell) sized formed poops hanging off her little feathers. I tried soaking the poops in a warm damp washclothes (like when they were pasted up chicks) but I couldn't seem to make a dent in them and she was none to pleased with me either. Should I let her figure it out or should I try to cut them out?
    She can still poop, they aren't blocking her up just hanging off her feathers. it's also cold and snowy here so I don't want to get her too wet washing her off.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2008
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I haven't had any experience with this myself but I have heard that Oil, or Olive oil will help in trying to get it off.

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