Funny question about my Polish hen.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by justus85, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. justus85

    justus85 Just Hatched

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    Is it ok for me to put a small scrunchy or something around the base of her crest so that she can see better? I feel like her vision is very impaired by the way her crest feathers grow.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes you can have a go at doing this but don't do it too tight as this can cause irritation to their crest. They can also get these off quite easily so it's a balancing act of not too tight but enough to keep it in place. You can also use tape, here is a video I found most helpful ~

    If all else fails and she is struggling you could trim the feathers with scissors. I have resorted to this wth a few of mine. If your not too fussed about the looks it works great.
     
  3. justus85

    justus85 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the tips. Currently she runs around in a very sporadic fashion, hence my theory and the vision issues. Also she gets easily startled when she doesn't notice something until it's very close up, such as my feet or the dog. I'm sure this will help.
     

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