what can you do for your...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Hi,

    I just got a SQ silkie and she can't see because of her poof is there anything I can do so she can see?
     
  2. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You trim it :) I did that for a few of my silkies and polish
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I agree. I would trim it! [​IMG]
     
  4. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    I can't trim it She will go to show this fall I would just like her to be able to see while she is out side/ in the house for right now she is in the house for 30 days
     
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Take a thin strip of blue painters tape about 6 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. Have someone hold her crest up and wrap the tape around her crest being sure that you can see her eyes. Don't tape it too tight....just enough to keep it up.

    Also, it's ok to trim just a little bit above and below her eyes so she can see a bit better. Actually, I've seen judges disqualify silkies that can't see because of their crest. Use a pair of baby fingernail scissors with the round tips and just be careful. Definitely a 2 person job for most people.
     

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