Age for trimming Polish chick’s crest?

kristine16

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Sep 21, 2020
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I have 3 Polish chicks that are just over a month old. Their crests are already affecting their vision and I would like to start trimming them now to hopefully avoid any issues beginning with the other chicks as well as getting them used to it now while they are easy to handle. Is it a problem to trim feathers at this young age since the feathers are still growing?
 

Vickischics

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You can always pull them together with a little hair band if they have dark shafts re: they will bleed.
I trim the feathers around the eye area. Snip a little at a time.
Its funny because afterwards mine will run around all excited because they can see!!! Lol
 

Vickischics

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Attached is an old post to what I mean about a hair tie. Remember to remove it before roosting at night.
It is Too cute for words. Ill take a picture of my Silver Lace with her hair tied up.
I trim the feathers around the eyes of my White Crested Black. Ever since he was scalped by a Bully, her head is sensitive to the touch.
 

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kristine16

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Sep 21, 2020
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Attached is an old post to what I mean about a hair tie. Remember to remove it before roosting at night.
It is Too cute for words. Ill take a picture of my Silver Lace with her hair tied up.
I trim the feathers around the eyes of my White Crested Black. Ever since he was scalped by a Bully, her head is sensitive to the touch.
Thank you! So cute.
 

My2butterflies

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Attached is an old post to what I mean about a hair tie. Remember to remove it before roosting at night.
It is Too cute for words. Ill take a picture of my Silver Lace with her hair tied up.
I trim the feathers around the eyes of my White Crested Black. Ever since he was scalped by a Bully, her head is sensitive to the touch.
That is so cute!
I just saw polish chickens for the first time in person at my grand in laws farm. My kids fell in love with them! Sounds like she might give me eggs to hatch at some point😁 I’ll have to remember this post!
 

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