Does it hurt to cut the underbelly/tail feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NessaM, May 23, 2017.

  1. NessaM

    NessaM In the Brooder

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    We are trying to nurse along our pullet with curled toes. Since she's not walking, she has gotten a lot of poop in her under feathers. The vent itself is clear, at least. Can I bathe her? Cut away those poopy feathers without hurting her? It's the soft underside ones and some near her tail, underneath. Thanks.
     

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    Thanks for the welcome! I will have to look into a chicken sling thing. We have been giving her a couple of drops of Poly Vi Sol in a spoon of water since last Thursday. The toes seem to have uncurled, at least. However, she is still just sitting around. Tonight she tried to move a little but it was more of a wing flapping and scooting thing. Sigh. Hoping she will be able to walk again.
     
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  7. Abriana

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    Cutting feathers is like cutting hair. it doesn't hurt. I have done it because i have had the same problem with some Cuckoo Maran hens.
     

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