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how do I clip the feathers around Araucanas Roo's vent

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AHappychick, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    I just got him today and am going to bathe him soon on advise from his owner and because he has a bit of poopy bottom. I am not sure how to clip the back feathers on a rumpless Araucanas and did a search but cant find anything on it. I am going to google it some more but if anyone has a link or any info it would be appreciated.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009

  2. DDRanch

    DDRanch Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    I would be interested to hear from others about this. I had to clip vent feathers from my older BR as her droppings were caked and washing did not help much. I got a small but sharp pair of scissors, picked her up and held her securely under my arm with her head facing away and clipped vent feathers about 1/4 inch from her body. I don't know if I did it right or wrong, I think the most important thing is to clip quickly and not pull the feathers.

    The whole thing took only a couple of minutes and was way less stressful for her than trying to wash her bottom. Wonder what others will say?

  3. Ron

    Ron Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Southeast Texas
    Very Carefully!!!!

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