Ugh every silkie breeder I have spoken to has NEVER had this issue. Little poppycock started getting ingrown feathers when they started developing so I would have to sit down and use a pin and sometimes tweezers to get them out. He always seemed so refreshed when I got them to come out. Well a month or so ago he was getting them again and they were getting infected and he had them growing in these lumps that looked like tumors. So I numbed his poor feet with ice water and wrapped him up in a towel and proceeded to do minor surgery. He was doing better but today one of the lumps was back. And once again...off to surgery.This time after slicing I heated up the razor with the lighter and used that to stop the bleeding. He is now happy in his little pen inside.