Cochin Feet in C

Marion1975

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So, dont crucify me if this is a completely insane question but........would it be crazy to trim up my cochins feet during the winter? I worry so much about them being wet and then freezing! I'm clearly a newbie! Help!
 

EggWalrus

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If they have ice hanging on their fuzzy little feet I would give them a little trim. Those feathers help keep their feet warm but if you're in a place where their feet stay muddy or icy, I'd trim just enough to keep them clean and dry, but that's just me.
:idunno
 

Marion1975

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Oct 16, 2018
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If they have ice hanging on their fuzzy little feet I would give them a little trim. Those feathers help keep their feet warm but if you're in a place where their feet stay muddy or icy, I'd trim just enough to keep them clean and dry, but that's just me.
:idunno


They are wet and muddy all the time! I'm moreso nervous for when its below zero.
 

EggWalrus

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We (the birds and I) live on the edge of a swamp and during a drought, it's like a hard packed desert. But most the time is muddy or soaked. I bought some Silkies and had a horrible time with them till I plucked their lower:eek::oops::fl legs and feet. It may sound bad plucking a live chicken, but they were much happier and healthier afterwards.
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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We (the birds and I) live on the edge of a swamp and during a drought, it's like a hard packed desert. But most the time is muddy or soaked. I bought some Silkies and had a horrible time with them till I plucked their lower:eek::oops::fl legs and feet. It may sound bad plucking a live chicken, but they were much happier and healthier afterwards.
Some things are better in the colder climates. :)
 

Marion1975

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Oct 16, 2018
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We (the birds and I) live on the edge of a swamp and during a drought, it's like a hard packed desert. But most the time is muddy or soaked. I bought some Silkies and had a horrible time with them till I plucked their lower:eek::oops::fl legs and feet. It may sound bad plucking a live chicken, but they were much happier and healthier afterwards.

Ack I dont know if I could do that!!! It seems like their feet would stay warm in those feathers, until you own some and they're a wet, muddy mess!
 

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