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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
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    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?

    Anne
     
  3. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very Carefully!!!!
     

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