Does anyone pluck their Polish's face feathers? My girl can't see!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sally4500, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. sally4500

    sally4500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 month old white crested Polish who needs her facial feathers cut or plucked. She bumps into things, and sometimes can't find her flock-mates. Sometimes she does not even know when I am behind her. Not good if there were a predator close by. Her eyes are bright and don't look like there is anything wrong with them, so it must be the feathers.

    Should I cut or pluck? Is there a certain way to do it? I don't want to slip!!
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I've read posts on here about cutting, but never plucking.
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Plucking can lead to open sores and possible infection. Trimming is SOOOO less stressful for everyone involved.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Never ever pluck-I do a facial trim:) My 1 yr olds poof is so big-I trim around her eyes I dont cant how bad it truly looks on her as much as I care about her safety
     
  5. abooth

    abooth Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can use hair gel too to keep it out of their eyes
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    small baby rubber bands:)
     
  7. sally4500

    sally4500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. If I cut, will they grow back?
     
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Oh yes!
     

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