Update on dirty bottom but still confused

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JakRat, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    I brought Billie in last night, my almost 2 yo red. I got the frozen mess off her bottom and put her in a cozy crate. She seems to be enjoying the warmth and she even layed an egg this morning. She has never been one of my crazy girls so I am not to worried that she is just hanging out sitting on her egg today. I looked at her droppings in the hay and they were all normal. I didnt change her diet or anything. Could it be the stress of winter causing her to have a leaky bottom or what!??! They have a semi heated insulated upstairs of their coop and we have the bottom tarpped up for winter... so not sure what to think... any ideas?
     
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been my experience that once they get a little poop on their butt feathers the rest of the poop just seems to build up. If you removed all the poop and she is pooping normally (If my co workers ever found out I 'talk' like this on line I would never be able to show my face again) and it is no longer sticking I wouldn't worry. Sometime my girls have loose poops after a treat like oatmeal or scrambled eggs or a squash or apples. If it happens again you might want to trim a few feathers or apply vaseline.

    Good Job![​IMG]
     
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
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    A little bit of olive oil around the vent will help keep it from sticking again.
     

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