Pruning your Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by McCaskill, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. McCaskill

    McCaskill Chillin' With My Peeps

    How many of you would suggest a trimming of the feathers right under the vent because mine are getting a little poopy and I'm not sure if I should trim them or not what do y'all think
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    When I find poopy feathers on rear ends, the first thing I do is check to see when they were wormed?

    Usually it has been long enough time that I need to worm them again.

    I remove all the poopy feathers. In the summer hens can get fly strike in poopy feathers.
     
  3. McCaskill

    McCaskill Chillin' With My Peeps

    how would you suggest worming my chickys?
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I use SAFEGUARD for sheep. 1/2 cc per chicken. Repeat in 10 days. Do not eat any eggs until 2 weeks after the second dose. Throw away the eggs don't feed them to any thing.

    This is when I save the eggs for blowing them out for crafts.
     
  5. McCaskill

    McCaskill Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok thank you so much :) I'm still new to all this and got my flock pre established
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How do you 'remove' the dirty feathers? Pluck them? Cut with scissors....close to skin or halfway or....?????
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014

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