#1 03-09-2010 09:57:17

dferg
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Dirty Bottom

I have one Buff Orpington hen that is about one year old. Her poop seems normal. But she keeps a dirty backside. She is a good layer and seems healthy other than the dirty backside. I have cleaned her up a couple of times, but in a few days the backside looks bad again.
Any suggestions?

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#2 03-09-2010 07:10:34

Hencackle
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Re: Dirty Bottom

Do you have roosters? 

Since the poop appears normal, no really bad smelling droppings...it doesn't sound like she has "vent gleet".  You could try trimming a few feathers around the vent.


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#3 03-10-2010 06:05:24

chicknik
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Re: Dirty Bottom

ok, another new word or is that words????  what on earth is vent gleet?????

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#4 03-10-2010 07:32:01

BantyChickMom
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Re: Dirty Bottom

shrug  I've never heard of it.


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#5 03-10-2010 07:59:14

Hencackle
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Re: Dirty Bottom

rotflol  Well, since you asked....vent gleet is a yeast infection.  Click here to read about it


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#6 04-04-2010 03:32:05

manikkpudur
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Re: Dirty Bottom

Better cut some of her feathers in the back.

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#7 04-04-2010 12:19:49

paganfish
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Re: Dirty Bottom

I know. I had to deal with that on a couple of hens. When I looked up gleet and saw the causes I asked Shawn if he's emptying the feed buckets COMPLETELY prior to putting new feed in them.

"....ummm, no. I just put the (new) feed on top of the minimal (older) feed in there. Why?"

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