How to hold for a vent check ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 6chick*start, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you hold a chicken to check it's vent?
    After my chickens feathered out I have not looked.
    They are 17 weeks now so almost ready to lay.
    No problems since day one and I check them over constantly but not sure how to hold to check vent area.
    Thanks.
     
  2. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so with one pair of hands how do you hold it to search through the fluff there?
    Or do you flip on back and try to hold down? That can/t be good/fun?
    I doubt I have any problems but after reading some of the 'maggot' posts here I want to make sure.
    I have 4 very docile and sweet Polish girls. My 6 other birds won't be easy.
    So how do you hold them?
    Anyone?
    Thanks
     
  3. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, i just hold them with one hand and look...that's for the really docile ones.

    my suggestion would be to get a helper and have him/her hold while you do the checking.
     

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