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Feather footed bantam needs trim

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by toripeeps, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. toripeeps

    toripeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I trim the feathers off my bantams feet? He is about 3 months old and seems to be having a little trouble walking. Can this be done without any problems to him and if so, How do I go about it?
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Yes, you can trim any feathers you wish. Just be sure they are fully formed and don't have a thicker than normal "stalk" - that would be a blood feather, one that isn't finished growing yet and has blood in it. Just don't make them so short they look like porcupine quills.
     
  3. toripeeps

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    How can I tell if they are finished growing?
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    If they just look like normal feathers, no worries.
     

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