Poopy butts

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by forestrymom, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. forestrymom

    forestrymom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have several chickens with poop accumulating on their butts. What is going on? Its too cold to give them a bath (-20F this morning). I don't notice that any of the poops look runny.
     
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hello forestryom!
    Are your chickens roosting or sleeping on the ground?
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I take a scissors and cut off the poopy feathers.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Check for worms is my advice. (Even though it doesn't look runny.)

    Some vets offer a fecal test for worms for a small fee.
     
  5. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2. Not only does this get rid of the already accumulated poop, but by trimming the feathers you eliminate a place for poop to build up in the future [​IMG]
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:X2. Not only does this get rid of the already accumulated poop, but by trimming the feathers you eliminate a place for poop to build up in the future [​IMG]

    You got that right!! [​IMG]
     

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