Bum Fluff Trim

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

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    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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