cochin fertility problems?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickeneyfoot, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read this somewhere cant find it now. anyone know any thing about this?
     
  2. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kind of similar to you, in that i read it somewhere on here that all the fluffy feathers get in the way. So to remedy the problem you need to do a trim job around the vents. At least I think it was with the Cochins.

    Someone else may chime in and I could have a faulty recollection.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    No, you're right :) All those fluffy feathers get in the way of business. Trim below the vent on your roo and above for your hens. I had to do this with mine as well. If you're showing though, don't trim. Your only option there is AI, which did not seem appealing to me at all. I don't show, so I trimmed. Good luck!
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  4. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!!
     

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