Question about breeding of Buff Orpingtons?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chantecler, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI All

    I have a stupid question [​IMG]
    Do you have to pluck feathers around vents of BO hens inorder for them to be able to breed? If so how much do you need to remove?
    Seems kind of "ouchy" to me!!
    thanks so much and feel free to laugh at this silly post! [​IMG]

    N:_)
     
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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have never plucked my orps and feel it takes away from the natural breeding ability if you do so. If a bird cannot be fertilized naturally it should be culled, as it will only lead to a downward decline of the species. JMHO

    Jody
     
  3. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have three confirmed layers in our fifteen 23-week-old BOs. I've checked the eggs we've eaten, and they look to be fertilized. We have a Sicilian Buttercup roo, so I haven't tried to incubate any eggs.

    [EDIT] I forgot to add... I never even thought of plucking them for easier access.
     
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  4. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THanks! It sounded kind of an odd thing to have to do. No plucking for me!!! [​IMG]
     

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