Bum Fluff Trim

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Stacykins, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Er, so I've never done it before, but I think I may need to. I have an araucana pullet who is 9 weeks old who is starting to get poo stuck to her bum fluff. Do I just wash/wipe off the mess and then trim the soiled fluff? How much should I trim?
  2. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    I had to trim the butt fluff on my buff orps last year. It took a few times to get the right amount of fluff off them so they kept their butts clean. I would recommend cleaning them up then trimming off everything that is 'stuck'. Repeat as necessary until they keep their butts clean.

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