What do I do? Hen with Shatty Butt....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickenhuntin, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Chickenhuntin

    Chickenhuntin In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2010
    Walworth county, WI
    Her feathers are caked in Poo. Do I trim them off? or what? Please help me. It's like a poo mop on my eggs and other girls.lol!

  2. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Songster

    Jan 14, 2007
    Troy, New York
    You can trim or pluck the feathers,
    In some fluffier breeds trimming of the feathers near the vent is recommended grooming hygiene & can increase fertility rates (all those feathers can get in the way) aslong as she dose not have Diarrhea the trimming/plucking will do.

    Remeber to re-trim her after every molt & do not cut bloodfeathers.

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