Question about breeding of Buff Orpingtons?

chantecler

Songster
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
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HI All

I have a stupid question

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!


N:_)
 
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hinkjc

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Jan 11, 2007
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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
 

Nemo

Songster
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Jul 22, 2008
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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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