white stuff on butt.need advice please.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FRENZY, Jun 12, 2009.


    FRENZY In the Brooder

    Nov 1, 2008
    two of my hens have had white gunk on their butts for about
    2 months.and have not been laying at all.
    Tho they are eating and and seem ok.
    I cant get to them on count of a very protective roo that I hope to
    be geeting rid of soon.[​IMG]
    Is this an eggbound symptom? worms?
    If eggbound what shold I do?
  2. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Songster

    Sep 18, 2007
    Pell City, Alabama
    What kind of chickens do you have?

    Some of the more feathery breeds may need trimming around their vents so they can be bred. If it's a young roo and young pullets/hens he could be missing the target and that's what you're seeing on their rears.
    When my Black Coppers first started, I thought something was horribly wrong with them until I watched one afternoon and saw how the rooster was mating.
    He definitely made a mess of it until he figured it all out.
    Now they are still sometimes messy..but they are laying fertile eggs so he's getting his job done.
  3. HennyPenny13

    HennyPenny13 In the Brooder

    Nov 15, 2012
    My Roo did the same thing!! One morning i witnessed him .... "miss the target" and some of my hens had a mess on the back of them. Should i clean it off ? Would it cause any problems ? My rooster is gone [​IMG] (to aggressive) so the mess won't continue, but should i clean it up or will they take care of that themselves?

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