1. Chick named Lola

    Chick named Lola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 8mo SS hen is being treated for watery poo...but it has caked up on her feathers under her vent. I've tried warm paper towels but it is like cement! It's still too chilly to give her a warm bath to soften it up...any suggestions?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    if she'll let you hold her on her back , I just did this with some new Brahma hens I just got. they had poppy feathers, I trimmed real good all away around the vent so that the poop wouldn't stick as bad.. The laid on their backs and that way I could see good and not cut their skin or too close..
     
  3. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you do a warm bath (sounds like you might need to)... use a blow dryer and blow dry well before letting her back out.
     
  4. Chick named Lola

    Chick named Lola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok to cut their feathers? If I do a bath and blowdry her, won't the hairdryer scare her to death?

    Edited to add...what do you bath them in? I love her but I reeeeeeally don't want chicken poo in my bathtub. My hubby would KILL me!
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011

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