silkie got pooped on

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sadies0111, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. sadies0111

    sadies0111 In the Brooder

    Nov 18, 2010
    Hi, I am very new to the chicken world, and I have 6 3-month old's. My white silkie must have been standing under the roost, and got a big gooey poop on her back. My silkie is very shy, so should I traumatize her and scrub her off, or should I leave her alone? I live in WI, so I don't really want her getting all wet to clean her, either. Thanks.

  2. Chickenkate17

    Chickenkate17 Songster

    Aug 1, 2010
    You should clean her off, it isn't sanitary for her to have poop on her back. If you can give her a bath and let her dry off inside, that would be best. However, I would not be able to do that, so I would take a warm washcloth and clean it off so that she doesn't get very wet in the process. If she is shy, maybe get someone to help you. One person can hold, one can wipe. [​IMG]

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