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Does she need a trim?? My silkie??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jenni22776rn, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Miss Annebell..she about 5-6 months old and is ..how do I put it.....funny![​IMG] She is cute and a little crazy but I am afraid she can not see..her crest is really big and she seems as though she is having a hard time seeing things..she finds her food bowl and will walk around ok..but tonight I noticed that when I gave her a treat ..she pecked under the food..almost like she had some depth perception issues..I was gonna trim her up so she can see more...does everyone trim silkies? I watched her for a while and she found her ramp.her water dish and her food..but she always has her head down closer to the ground..maye I am just being too concerned??
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  2. TheHalfWayCoop

    TheHalfWayCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you aren't planning to show her or anything I can't see the harm in giving her a little trim, or maybe an ouchless elastic used to make a pony tail for her crest? Our white silkies are starting to get mega crests too and I plan to trim them.
     
  3. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to sound stupid...but how short can they be trimmed? Sorry I am used to dog grooming and hair cutting but I have never trimmed a silkies feathers before! Her crest looks like a gaint baseball on her head...she is fun to watch because when she is walking her crest flops around! [​IMG]
     

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