Yep, that's what I said. Hear me out. I'm leaving on Thursday for 9 days and a friend is going to babysit my 3-week old silkies. He's VERY new to chickens, and he's never had to deal with the silkies never-ending pasty butt. So I was curious if anyone has ever trimmed their butt feathers a bit to make pasty butt a little less frequent. Would that really hurt them at all? I'm not talking shaving them down to the skin. Just a little trim. A CAREFUL trim.