poopy butts?

cowman910

Songster
10 Years
Feb 1, 2009
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Suffolk County,NY
my hens are about 2 years old and their butts are covered in poop. i know that that can kill day old chicks but can it kill adult hens? if i need to clean it off how do i do it?
 

bugladyleah

Songster
11 Years
Apr 7, 2008
528
1
151
PA
It probably won't kill your adults unless you leave it on there and they can't poo. But the fact that there is poo there means something is wrong. They may need wormed, they may be sick. I would wash them with warm water *gently* be careful not to accidently tear any skin and worm them with Ivermectin or Eprinex. Good luck!

Leah
 

ScoobyRoo

Songster
11 Years
Aug 21, 2008
1,996
12
174
Land of OZ
Mine had a poopy butt too, but I figured with below freezing weather that started the caking up. I brought her in and kept putting a warm paper towel on it to soften it up. Then I took the scissors and clipped the rest off. She has not had anymore problems since being cleaned up.
 

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