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trimming silkies crest

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AHappychick, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008

  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    As long as they are not pin feathers you should be fine. Meaning, if the feather is actually out of the shaft, (does not look like a porcupine quill) your good. Trim away.
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Yeah, it should be fine. Is he thin? I'd suggest putting that waterer on the ground or on some bricks so it would be easier for him to access it and try hand feeding him some baby parrot formula with some v&e mixed in. Hope he pulls through, he's gorgeous! [​IMG]

    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Nothing to worry about. I just trimmed the crests on my silkies a few days ago. I don't like for it to come down over their eyes and effect their vision and mine aren't for show, just hopefully broodies, plus it makes them like more like chickens than a walking fuzz ball. LOL
  5. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    I trim crest once a month and have enver had a problem with it.
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    If God had not wanted your silkies to see and/or stay dry, he wouldn't have given your husband a beard trimmer for you to "borrow" and take a couple of straight cuts up in front of and on the side of their eyes.
  7. ninny

    ninny Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    you could always use a hair clip and clip them back or pluck them.

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