who can tell me????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by goldies99, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    may 1st will be one year that i have had chickens !!!!.....i have one chicken with a poop butt....she isnt sick or anything ......and it doesnt seem to bother her...but i am wondering how can i clean her off...do i wash her off...or cut the feathers back?...thanks for your help!
     
  2. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    I would definitely clean it off, maybe in a warm bath, let it dry and put A&D Ointment on it. Have you checked the poop to make sure it was normal?
     
  3. dawg53

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    Do both.
     
  4. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you put a chicken in a bath and get them wet?...i didnt think they like the water...and i dont think i need A&D...it is just on the feathers...not stuck to the vent......i think this will be a 2 man job!...and right now i dont think i have any takers!!!...thanks for the help
     
  5. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Symptoms of an under lying problem surface in different ways. Poop butts..... missing feathers......coughing .........sneezing...etc.

    Check her over well.....look for bugs too.
     
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  6. dawg53

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    Use an old wet washcloth to clean the feathers, rinse the washcloth and clean feathers/fluff as needed. I trim the feathers and fluff with scissors for a clear "shot" to the ground. What is A&D?
     
  7. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok...i will give it a try!.......A&D is ointment for baby butts....dobieslady1 told me to put that on her....so do you think something could be wrong with her?
    or do you think she just has a dirty butt?...she looks healthy and lays eggs...just a mess butt!
     
  8. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok...i did it!!!!...i found this site....and i think i took care of my chicken butt problem.....she actually let me cut back the feathers....maybe she didnt like them and wanted them gone too!!

    Pasty Butt also happens with older chickens especially hens. This is usually caused by too much butt fluff around the vent, that is those fluffy feathers around it’s butt that make it look so big from the back. This is handled pretty much the same ways as in chicks. What we do is we will firmly hold the offending chicken in one hand with its head tucked under our arm. Then we will take a pair of sharp scissors and slowly cut away some of the crusty fluff from around the vent area. This is just to trim back some of the feathers so there is less chance of a repeat offense. Be very careful that you don’t cut too much of the feather away or it will cause bleeding. Don’t cut more than about half of the feather shaft. Once most of the poopy fluff is cut away then you can gently wash the vent area with warm water. Dry the area and do any final trimming of feathers if necessary
     

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