Does defluffing chicken butts increase fertility?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lildinkem, May 1, 2009.

  1. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2009
    I have been told that a fluffy chicken butt MAY hinder fertility. I have Buff/Black/Blue Orpingtons, and someone said to trim off their feathers around their vents. I liked it because their easier to keep clean and pest free. But, they were at 100% fertility before I trimmed. Has anyone else had fertility increased by trimming their vent feathers? Just curious IF it makes a difference to those of you with similar breeds of chickens. Needless to say, you would not do this to a bird you plan on showing. thanks

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