Trimming around vent...how do I?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by needmorechickens!, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Sorry, but I never cut a feather before....Is there a possibility of trimming them too close? Do feathers bleed if you cut them too close? [​IMG]
    One I want to trim to help with mating, another I need to trim because the poop drops and lands on the fluff there and builds up. [​IMG]
    Does anyone have any tips for me on trimming for efficient mating?
    These are large fowl cochins.

    ~Rebecca
     
  2. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    don't cut the feather shaft..
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Yep... just trim the fuzz. [​IMG] And pick a very sharp pair of scissors so you don't pull the feathers.
     
  4. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Does anybody have any pics or step-by-step on trimming the "fluff"?

    ~Rebecca
     

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