How to do a sanitary trim on vent feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SusanD, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. SusanD

    SusanD Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm having my perpetually messy tail chicken checked out on Monday. Assuming she checks out ok, I would consider doing a sanitary trim on her. I had a couple of questions. One is if that should be necessary? My other two chickens seem to be ok, so I'm not sure why this one would be different. The other question is how/what to trim to help keep things cleaner.
  2. Molpet

    Molpet Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 7, 2015
    N. Illinois
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  3. SusanD

    SusanD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ah, well I hope it's not that. But if it is, hopefully they can give me advice on how to treat and I can get it taken care of. Sounds like she may have some baths in her future.
  4. SusanD

    SusanD Chillin' With My Peeps

    The other thing, when I picked up a comparison chicken, she dripped water on the ground. Is that a sign of vent issues, or could that just mean that she had a lot of water in her system? If vent issues, I would want to get her checked too. She has been laying normally as far as I can tell.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2016

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