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Is there a proper way to clean a chicken how do chicken take baths?

post #1 of 6
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This might be a funny question but my girls are looking like they need a bath the have some specks of dark in their feather sand they white chickens how do i get them clean... do they clean themselves is there something i need to put out for them. Do i try to take them in and give them a shower? I know i wish i knew more any help? lol

 thanks the poor

ItalianoChicken

post #2 of 6
Hi
Most people showing birds myself included
Will wash birds befour a show.
I was my hens in the sink
First in luke warm water with washing up liquid
You rub the water in the direction of the feathers
So you don't break feathers by rubbing the wrong way.
Then I put them into the other side of the sink
In just plain luke warm water and wash off the suds
Then you dab the hen with a towel and then
Dry them with a hair dryer.
You can also wash them in basins
But I was them in my sink because it is split in half
Goodluck
Edited by ChickenGrass - 2/19/16 at 2:39am
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Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
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post #3 of 6

Chickens dust bath.  It's normal for them to dig a big hole and wallow around getting dirt under their feathers.  It's how they manage insects.  You could take them inside and bathe them, but they'll probably go right back outside and get dirty all over again. :lau  If they feel they've gotten too dirty, they'll preen themselves.  Good luck! :fl

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thank you, I was just wandering how they would deal with bathing!!! Great information!

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the information. :)

post #6 of 6
No problem
Goodluck with it.
I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
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I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
Reply
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