Should I trim?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    My Polish's mop top?? She does fine, and she's healthy, but it's pretty clear that she cannot see without turning her head. Should I trim her feathers back?? How do I know if any of these feathers are blood feathers? [​IMG]
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I'd trim them back. Are her feathers so dark that you can't see if the feather is a blood feather? I know how to tell if it is or not, but I can't explain it. [​IMG] If her feathers are light, you'll be able to see the blood.
     
  3. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Her pouf (whatever you call it) is mostly white, but the feathers closest to her eyes are black. How could I tell??

    Thanks for answering me! [​IMG]
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I see posts on here regularly advocating trimming the crest of crested birds. Since the crest is a defining breed characteristic I can't help but wonder why would anyone want to raise a crested breed if they then wanted to remove the crest? Polish & other crested breeds do just fine with their crests left intact. Why spoil the beauty of the bird by removing the crest? I just don't get it!
     

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