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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

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  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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]
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I trim crest once a month and have enver had a problem with it.
     
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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