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Why is my chickens butt so gross

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by birdface, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. birdface

    birdface Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure if this goes here but.... I have a chicken that cant seem to keep her butt clean. She always has poo pasted to it, and its not just a little. It almost seems like it is just leaking out. I have cleaned her in a hot bath and that lasted for a couple of days and now its back. Shes pretty gross. Other than that she is fine.
     
  2. hotmommachick

    hotmommachick New Egg

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    Oh my gosh, I have been wondering the same thing...she is super healthy, but no matter how often I clean those feathers, she is messy back there.
     
  3. birdface

    birdface Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah its gross. If she would hold still i would just blast her with the hose. I had to dust her with DE the other day and when i held her up side down she started flapping like crazy and flung poop all over me....i almost barfed
     
  4. robinwiththechickens

    robinwiththechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen with the same issue a while back...totally healthy but messy. I just trimmed the feathers and fluff on her rear end, gave her a bikini trim if you will. She's been clean ever since.
     
  5. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that kinda sounds like another thread I was reading about something called vent gleet...try some ACV in the water? if it is vent gleet (I read that it is like a yeast infection), upping the acidity of her GI system may help?
     
  6. birdface

    birdface Out Of The Brooder

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    What is acv? do i just got to the store and ask for it that way?
     
  7. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    apple cider vinegar. Look for the kind "with mother". The filtered purified stuff doesn't have all the benificial things in it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bragg-Apple-V...ef=sr_1_1?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1328669115&sr=8-1

    Here is a link to a gallon of it on amazon...of course, you dont have to get that much...do a search for dosage here on BYC...I know there are a ton of threads mentioning it...maybe it will help your girl out.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012

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