What to do about Poo on the butt?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ryanhodapp, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie that has poo stuck to her butt, around the vent and feathers in that area. I have tried to trim the feathers, give her bath, but this is like a full time job.
    She doesnt perch at night, instead prefers to lay in the hay.
    So will she be ok, or do I keep giving her the spa treatment?
    I have never had Silkies before.

    Thanks!
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Silkies don't usually fly up to perch, they cuddle up. Try to trim her butt a little closer, see if that helps.
     
  3. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, I didnt know and I will trim her feathers some more.. I wish she would cuddle in a cleaner spot.
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Maybe she's just playing you for the spa treatment...
     
  5. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol
     
  6. Josiah Woodfield

    Josiah Woodfield Out Of The Brooder

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    Get yourself some cheap hair clippers to trim the fuzz and such away from the rear. Make sure you trim a large enough area and don't be afraid to go down to the skin. Use like a #1 or #2 clipping guard to avoid cutting her.
     
  7. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, because that is what I was afraid of, to hurt her.
     

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