Polish Crested haircut: "I once was blind but now I see!"

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Oiseauii, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Oiseauii

    Oiseauii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I finally got around to giving my Polish crested a "trim" to help her see. Her little mohawk was cute until it grew out of control and completely blocked her eyes. On top of that, we recently lost another Polish to a predator attack.. She gets around much better now!

    Before: fabulous but clumsy
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    After: Sophisticated & sassy
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    I think she's rocking the new 'fro. [​IMG]

    Do any other PC owners out there give their ladies "haircuts"?
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If they aren't showing them, I think they should give them a haircut, same for silkies. I'd rather they be safer from predators. PS I think she looks 'swell' with her shorter style.
     
  3. Oiseauii

    Oiseauii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed! And thanks. [​IMG]
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I have seen pics of other polish and silkies with trims on the forum. Your hen has pretty brown eyes, and now she can SEE!!!
     
  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is a photo of one of the Silkie roosters with a stylin' trim from @NickyKnack

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  6. Oiseauii

    Oiseauii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that is precious. It reminds me of when they were chicks & looked as if they had little fur caps on. :)
     
  7. Fooman3000

    Fooman3000 New Egg

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    How do you get them to get a haircut without manhandling them? I have polish crested and silkies. I don't want to traumatize them.
     
  8. Oiseauii

    Oiseauii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definitely a 2 person job! We found that holding the chickens at a downward angle helps them stay still.
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree, it certainly is a 2 person job. One holding and one trimming.

    If you can already handle your birds @Fooman3000 they should be fine and not traumatised at all. I find being to handle my polish a must due to their crests. If you can't pick them up and check their eyes and crests all sorts of nasty things can be going on under there that you just don't know about.
     
  10. Ballerina Bird

    Ballerina Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I finally got around to giving my Polish crested a "trim" to help her see. Her little mohawk was cute until it grew out of control and completely blocked her eyes. On top of that, we recently lost another Polish to a predator attack.. She gets around much better now! Before: fabulous but clumsy [​IMG] After: Sophisticated & sassy [​IMG] [​IMG] At the risk of sounding like an old auntie: she has such a pretty face; how nice that she is not covering it up with all that hair!:)
     

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