Rumpless birds and pasty butts?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dianneS, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Rumpless Amerucana and his tail feathers are always poopy! Is this common in rumpless birds? What can I do about it? Any way to prevent it?
     
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    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is your birdie? If its still a chick, take a damp, warm paper towel and clean the ick off of his booty. If its an older bird, give it a quick bath to remove the build up. Poo left stuck to feathers can lead to ammonia burn, which isn't fun for anyone. Good luck!
     
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    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's about a one year old rooster. An Amerucana, rumpless and it seems like since he's got that weird tail-less butt that he's prone to a messy rear! Just wondering if this is common in rumpless birds?
     

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