Week Old with Poop On Exit

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crait, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    I've noticed that one of my little chickens I got on Monday has poop on her exit.
    I read somewhere that this isn't good but I don't exactly remember where I read it or how to prevent it or what bad it can cause.
    So, here I am!
    I cut as much as the poop as I could away from the vent but there's a little bit left.
    Anyone want to help me out?

    P.S. She's a fluffy baby.
     
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is pasty butt, take and wash it off with warm water and take a hair dryer and dry there butt back, then use a little cooking oil on there butt so it don't do it any more.
    william
     
  3. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    Anyone have a second opinion on this matter?
    I like to get a couple of different answers. [​IMG]
     
  4. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What William said is pretty much the standard treatment for the gunky backside. [​IMG] They must be kept clean there, because if they get blocked up, it's dangerous.
     
  5. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay!
    Cool!
    I'll be doing this then! Thanks!
     

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