Powderpuff butts look a little poopy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crazychick26201, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. crazychick26201

    crazychick26201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this normal after they have started laying! Or Should I adjust their feed or something! I am still trying to feel my way through my first year of chickens. Thanks for any advice. They otherwise are eating and behaving normally.
     
  2. Scott H

    Scott H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fluffy butts get poopy. You can trim some of the feathers from around the vent. It helps.
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    That's what I do. I have a few with extra fluffy back sides that occasionally get some poop stuck on the feathers. A little trim with a scissors now and then takes care of the problem.
     
  4. Scott H

    Scott H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grab one and wash the poopy butt with lots of water and a rag....then you can see the individual feathers around the vent....trim them with scissors almost down to the skin....it will look horrible, like a baboons butt until the feathers dry and fill in. Good luck!
     
  5. crazychick26201

    crazychick26201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, everyone. I will trim feathers!
     

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