Crested pekin can't see

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by badenglisch, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. badenglisch

    badenglisch In the Brooder

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    One of my pekin's crests is a little bit wild and unruly and almost completely covers one of her eyes. Is our best bet to just catch her and trim it back? IMG_1702.jpg IMG_1705.jpg
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Making Coffee

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    I would.
     
  3. MissChick@dee

    MissChick@dee Crowing

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    Yep couldn’t hurt. I trimmed my EE tuffs. She’s better at seeing food but....she still backs up a lot :th
     
  4. Abriana

    Abriana Sugar Cookie

    People trim back their polish chicken’s crests because they get eaten by predators if you don’t—they just can’t see. They also put them up in ponytails but I’ve heard that they fall out. I would trim if I were you! She’s really pretty and cute by the way :)
     
  5. badenglisch

    badenglisch In the Brooder

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    I thought about doing a pony tail, which i think would look awesome , but I'd be worried about it falling out and one of them eating it. I get nervous with the scissors that close to her eye, so i think I'll need to be the holder and let hubby trim. She won't be one bit happy about it either
     
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  6. Abriana

    Abriana Sugar Cookie

    Yeah if they eat it it wouldn’t be good! And it would be a good idea to have somebody imobilize her head for you.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    She may get up set wrap in a towel to immobilize those wings I bet once your finished she’ll be so happy to see. She is a cute and we want to see the bangs trim when done:pop
     
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  8. MissChick@dee

    MissChick@dee Crowing

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    Just a suggestion. When I trim I twisted as much as I could get a hold of and just cut at the base of the twist. One cut. Quick and you’ll know you didn’t get skin. Not the prettiest but effective. :cool:
     
  9. Savager

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    I have a crested with one to the side, not as bad as that. Had some stray feathers that would get in her face. I would cut it but be careful and only cut what's necessary because in my ducks at least, the feathers are very dense so you don't want to catch it's skin.
     
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  10. badenglisch

    badenglisch In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the advice everyone! I'm nervous about trimming, I'd hate to go too short and hurt her. We tried once before and i was pretty conservative and didn't really end up cutting that much. I have this image in my head of it being like cutting a dog's nail too short lol
     
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