Silkie hen goes BUMP.......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rosaleen, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2011
    Danville, Vermont
    The other day I was bringing my hens a treat while they were out foraging. When they see me coming, they all run toward me knowing it's time for a treat. I was watching my silkie hen come around a corner and running and she just bumped into one of the raised garden beds, fell over, got up and ran to me for her treat. I guess her vision must be blocked by her top knot. Does anybody out there trim their silkies so their vision won't be impaired?
  2. xmissjadie

    xmissjadie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Eugene, Oregon
    Yes, I trim my girls' hair do's!
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    I saw a post on the Genetics/breeding page where someone who shows puts hair bands on their Silkie to keep the feathers out of the eyes. Other posters said they trimmed the feathers. We have 3 Silkies so I'm sure I'll have to make the same choice when they get older - they are just 5 weeks old now.

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