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can i brush my silkie?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by silkie4300, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. silkie4300

    silkie4300 Out Of The Brooder

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    i was wondering if i could brush my black 4 month old silkie he is very matted and dirty what should i do?[​IMG]
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You will get the best answer on that from people on the silkie thread. Put that in the search box and it should pop up. I've never seen a matted silkie. Even when they dust bathe a lot in dirt and look messy, the dirt seems to falls out during the day, and they look good again, even the white ones.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I have heard of Silkie owners giving them a bath and a blow dry because as you say, the hair gets matted. I would do as Drumstick Diva mentioned and join in on some of the Silkie threads.

    Enjoy BYC!
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here with us [​IMG]



    Sounds like you need to give your Silkies a bath and dry them off [​IMG]
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Welcome to BYC from Southern California! [​IMG]
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have given a Silkie a bath then blow dried her worked great.
     

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