Best way to clean fluff around silkie eyes?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by barbieszoo, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. barbieszoo

    barbieszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2010
    Stillwater, OK
    I've got 2 silkie girls and for some reason one of them gets dirt from dustbathing/scratching in the dirt all stuck in the fluff around her eyes. I think when she eats the tsp. of yogurt I feed each morning, that gets in there and then the dirt sticks to that. I have trimmed around her eyes, but there is still a lot there to be dirty. How do you clean that? If I were to bathe her "topknot" the water would get all in her eyes and nose, wouldn't it? What procedure is least traumatic for cleaning there? Thanks!
  2. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2010
    How about wiping the area with a warm damp washcloth?
  3. onecent

    onecent Chillin' With My Peeps

    maybe an old toothbrush(damp) & gently brush the dirt away.

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