Polish Head Crest help

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tanjaj, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. tanjaj

    tanjaj New Egg

    Sep 18, 2015
    Hi, Ive read a lot about trimming the headcrest on Polish chicks. Im wondering if anyone has a video ofthe procedure? I have two babies that cannot see a thing add in a great dane that loves to sneak up and scare them. thanks!!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    I'm afraid I don't have a video of the actual procedure but I do trim certain members of my flock.
    It's a two person job as you need someone to hold the bird and the other to do the actual trimming. I only take off the feathers that are closet to the eye just to give a little more vision. You just have to be careful with the scissors being so close to the eye. I don't take anything off to close to the skin just the fluffy bits. I'm afraid they don't look pretty when they are done.
    The crests can be a limiting thing for the polish and they tend to do better in a run so they can't be sneaked up on.

    Good luck with your polands :D

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