Can I trim my silkies top knot?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ol'FashionHen, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen pics of silkies and their top knots have been trimmed around their eyes, is it okay or should I say not painful just like a haircut for us to trim their top knots so they can actually see, or should I just leave em' alone [​IMG].
     
  2. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always trimmed so they can see. I think it makes their life soo much easier. Same with Polish. Of course, I don't think you can do that if you're going to show them but otherwise...
     
  3. NCchickenlady

    NCchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ol'FashionHen :

    I have seen pics of silkies and their top knots have been trimmed around their eyes, is it okay or should I say not painful just like a haircut for us to trim their top knots so they can actually see, or should I just leave em' alone [​IMG].

    I do, again so they can see. Some people pluck the feathers around the eye that are blocking their sight. I can't do it cause it sounds painful, like when I have my eyebrows done lOL!!!
    I just trimmed one of my girls and she seems much happier! Info can be found on blue egg brown egg (I think thats the site)​
     
  4. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, and no I don't show my silkies , their for my own backyard view [​IMG]
    Oh the plucking NOOO!!!! I could'nt do that either Beth [​IMG], Of course I'm used to tweezing my own eyebrows, wish I did'nt have to though.
     
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