Vent covered in feces

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mammaberry8, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Mammaberry8

    Mammaberry8 Hatching

    Aug 23, 2007
    I am new to raising chickens and one of my hen's vent is just covered in poo. It looks really gross and I can't find anything in the books that I have read that talks about this problem. Is there something wrong with her and should I be doing something? We have been keeping the coop clean and none of the other hens are like that? Please help!
  2. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    I believe it's called pasty that and you should come up with some good information on cleaning the little behind
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    If it is a hen, it's the older version of pasty but, trim/ wash off the poo and trim down the feathers to prevent it again.
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    When you wash her bum, make sure that she's dried off completely before you put her back outside so she doesn't get chilled.
    You can also put a tiny bit of oil on the feathers, if you don't want to trim them.

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