Poopy-butted breeds? how to do a chicken butt-icure?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vermontgal, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. vermontgal

    vermontgal Songster

    My production red seems to always have clean feathers on her butt, but my barred rocks seem to accumulate little balls o' poop back there. Surprisingly, their eggs are not always poopy.

    I have cleaned them off a couple times, and this weekend am thinking to clean them off but also trim back those poop-prone feathers. Any tips for a successful and shapely chicken butt-icure?
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  3. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    I have the same problem with my BR. I've just given her a soak in the bath tub, but this last time I went ahead and trimmed the feathers 'back there'. So far so good...
  4. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    Yeah, I have the same prob w/my BO's fluffy butts. I usually just leave it though. It doesn't seem to be getting worse.
  5. HiDelight

    HiDelight Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    I feel validated my Barred Rock is so pretty from the front but her butt is kind of embarassing! all the other birds are fine hers is not very tidy that is for sure! I was going to wait until we had a warmer day to try to wash her butt off I am afraid it is just too cold yet to get her wet (and really it is not too bad just unseemly [​IMG])
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Standard Cochins are the worst!!! They never wipe. eewwwww.
    LOL LOL, I should use hedge clippers to trim their butt feathers.

  7. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY

    I have a very large EE that's just like that! I haven't done anything about it, though as it doesn't seem to be getting any worse. Good luck! [​IMG] Genie
  8. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    Hedge clippers? [​IMG] And all I did was scissors on my baby buff orps butt! If you do, please share picts! HaHa [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    What's up?

    Chicken Butt-icure! [​IMG]


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