how do you brush a silkie?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nature nut, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read in posts that people brush their silkies. What do you brush them with and how often do you brush them?
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I would use a soft baby brush. Not that I've raised Silkies but I think it would work.
     
  3. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's what I was wondering. Seems like a baby brush would be really gentle and something they might like. I want to say I read somewhere about using a small metal dog comb. Anybody else ever heard of what you use to brush a silkie?
     
  4. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i answered your pm, but basically i use a soft toothbrush, my little mopsy is disabled and can't preen well, so i started doing it after a nasty bout with lice- i part her feathers and gently brush, you can damage the feathers so be gentle- after about 15 minutes she gets restless so i stop- they love just sitting in your lap-
     
  5. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I get ready for shows I use a double close bristled curling brush I don't roll ther feather it's just the agles getthe feathers at different lengths! Then they get blow dried backwards, brushed and blowdried backward again then the get a little hairspray in those tricky areas not much though then some sheen spray all over!
     
  6. artsyrobin

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    oh they must be beautiful! do you have pics of them? do you use special shampoo?
     
  7. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I use a blue ribbon show shampoo along with baby shampoo so it isn't so harsh on the feathers also great for their skin! Click on my website I have a few pictures on there of them if they don't load for you let me know and I'll put some of them on here
     
  8. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait you guys!!! Thanks! [​IMG] I'll be trying this out tomorrow. Loved your pictures. [​IMG]
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Wait! Can't you just take them outside and shack them out the way you do any other feather duster?


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  10. artsyrobin

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