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Furry Feet

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by blue fire, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I trim my Cochin's feet feathers, she trips over them, poor thing......
     
  2. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never done it myself, but I am sure you can. It wouldnt be much different than trimming a birds wings. Maybe someone will know more than me But I say go for it!!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I've considered it on my roo and one of my hens with heavy foot feathering, but decided against it. I was too afraid of hitting a blood feather.
    I've found that they do eventually learn to walk and run without tripping over them....eventually. [​IMG]
     
  4. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are their feet ok when it snows?
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Mine haven't had a problem with ice or snow. I have LF brahmas.
     

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