How and with what to trim butt fluff

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Uzuri, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    I've got a BO with horrible BO, primarily because she keeps dirtying the fluff under her vent. Unfortunately she's also the most personable bird in the flock, so she insists on coming and standing right next to you while you're working in the hen house, resulting in a hefty whiff of overflowing septic tank. Can't be any good for her, either; the last thing I want is a maggot problem.

    I need to trim her hiney, but I need suggestions on how to do it and what tools to use. I hate the idea of giving her a bath (she's not a pet, and bathing livestock that's not going to show kinda runs against the grain), but I think that's going to have to happen to get her clean enough to trim with anything without just going "squish squish" and not actually cutting anything. She's pulled some of the fluff out already while cleaning herself; the rest I'd like to trim in the hopes that it will grow back more slowly than that which was actually pulled out completely.

    She's completely tame and can be handled in any way necessary.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Wear plastic gloves, use a sharp pair of scissors, cut it out and cut it close. You wont have to worry about poopy butt for quite awhile.

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