Dirty bum

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Diddy Gardener

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Dirty bum
« on: May 21, 2012, 18:42 »
Went to check on the chooks when I got home and noticed that Harriet has dirty feathers from her bum right down to her legs. Upon further investigation, gently pinning her down and lifting up her tail feathers, it seems that she is 'weeping' poo (if that makes sense). They've all been wormed but maybe a little overdue for their next dose.

She seems fine, eating drinking and laying... any ideas?
Lucky Mother of 2 dogs, 2 cats (RiP Sherlock) and 4 chickens (welcome Brenda and Harriet)

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Re: Dirty bum
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 15:49 »
Will bump this up as I have just got home and found same thing. Think i might give her a bath as its warm. She has had no greens for a few days

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Re: Dirty bum
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 17:47 »
if they are free ranging they could eat too many greens.
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Dirty bum
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 18:07 »
Honey now has a lovely clean bum. I can't believe how still she stayed during her bath, then she stood still whilst I gave her a blow dry.

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Re: Dirty bum
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 18:35 »
If you dont already add some Cider Apple Vinegar to their water, I always use it and my girls usually have nice clean bums  :D
5ml to each 1ltr of water!

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Re: Dirty bum
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 19:03 »
Do you use ACV  everyday? I use it for one week per month  and garlic the rest of the time..

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Re: Dirty bum
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 15:55 »
Well, since discovered it's prolapse... went to the chemist and got some germaloid.

Me: "I'd like some haemorrhoid cream please" The place was packed and I got sideways   glances
Chemist: "Certainly, is it for an adult?"
Me: "No it's for a chicken"

It brightened up their day anyway... stunned silence followed by sniggers. Now to dig out the marigolds and run the bath (sink).

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Re: Dirty bum
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 18:11 »
I alternate, I fill the water container with diluted CAV and the next time it needs filling I use plain water. I put garlic in the feed.  :D

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Re: Dirty bum
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 19:01 »
Hmm, Mr Diddy and I bathed Harriet, blow dried her and I put some germoloid on the prolapse and pushed it back in. It kept coming back out but I figure the more I do this with the germaloid the more it shrinks?

However, she now looks more distressed now that I've done this. She's standing in the run, almost sleeping while she's standing up. Before she was scratching etc. Should I just keep an eye on her and keep on applying the germaloid and pushing her 'bits' back in daily?



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