Hey, I'm FreeRangeSilkie! And I have a question......

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FreeRangeSilkie, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. My question is about my white oldest Silkie named Max. She is a double bearded or something like that. The problem is she just can't see through her feathers. Is there anything i can do to help her?? I would love for her the be able to see again. Thanks!
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I think trimming her feathers would be the best thing to do. Chickens need to be able to see properly, especially if there are predators around.
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. Ok, thanks for the replys and help!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Lots of folks trim back the crest and beards so their silkies can see their surroundings. & predators moving in. People often think they are stupid, they are not. Once they can see clearly their IQ rises. Best to use a scissors with rounded tips -less chance of accidentally nipping the wrong places. You might have an assistant wrap a towel around the birds body and hold on their lap, while you trim . It will grow back.
  8. Ok thanks i didn't really know where to trim and Max my silkie is really calm that she will just sit in my lap when i tried to do it. I didn't do such a good job so now i'm going to have someone help trim it.

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