Is this normal for Orpingtons or is there cause for concern?

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*the picture doesn’t do justice and is horrible quality but..

My sweet girls back end is almost touching the ground and all the poop get stuck to it. Is this normal for Orpingtons or is there cause for concern? It’s very soft to the touch

Is this normal for Orpingtons or is there cause for concern
Is this normal for Orpingtons or is there cause for concern

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DeStefano Allison
DeStefano Allison

I had to soak my chicken today it wasn’t coming off I had to clip some of her back feather but she was very happy afterwards

DeStefano Allison
DeStefano Allison

yeah I never even had my chicken have poop stuck to them so I checked all my girls she was the only only with an issue and I noticed some feathers missing under her and watched her pluck one out she is my favorite and I have no idea why she is doing it

Michelle Leigh Miller Pannell
Michelle Leigh Miller Pannell

I trimmed the feathers on a few of my hens bottoms so they wouldn’t touch the ground. That was when we had lots of rain and they kept getting muddy. The mud clumped their feathers and made poop get stuck on them. Trimming them helped a lot

Nicky Emery
Nicky Emery

Could be ascites ( water belly) if that’s the case, there’s really no cure. You can drain her belly and prolong her life a little. Once it gets to the point where she quits walking, I’d cull. If you can get a better picture of her booty, it would help.

Nicky Emery
Nicky Emery

with a needle but you really have to know what your doing.

it’s her organs failing, liver and or kidneys it’s why the water build up. But I would need a better picture to determine wether it’s ascites.

Alicia R McGuire
Alicia R McGuire

I raise mostly Orpingtons and I do trim the feathers around their bums even the boys get a manscaping day. They’re just a fluffy breed. If you breed the trim also helps with the fertility.

LouAnn Thompson
LouAnn Thompson

I have some big lavendar orps and i have trimmed the feathers around the edges and under the vent, all the way down to in between the legs (dont cut the base of the feather shaft, just trim the fluff). Kind of like a sanitary shave that people do on cats and dogs.