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How and with what could I give my roo a bath?

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My ladies like running around in light rain. idunno

Easter Eggers, Barnevelders, Buff Orpington, Salmon Faverolle, Dark Brahma, a mutt roo and one very understanding husband.

 

"Start where you are, Use what you have, Do what you can"

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Easter Eggers, Barnevelders, Buff Orpington, Salmon Faverolle, Dark Brahma, a mutt roo and one very understanding husband.

 

"Start where you are, Use what you have, Do what you can"

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post #3 of 8

Is your roo passive? If not, be careful! lol

I gave my roo a bath when I first got him, with Dawn dishliquid.
It's safe, but best to use the plain blue. Not concentrate, and definitely PLAIN formula!
My rooster was calm, didn't mind at all.

~❤Sasha❤~        ....From beautiful Southwestern Virginia!   
3 Rhode Island red hens, 1 Minorca, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 big black hen.. 1 RIR roo, 1 Easter Egger roo and 3 Buff Orp mix roos..

A pair of Pekin ducks and some Muscovies. Lost last years chicks (beginning to dislike dogs) :( Starting over this Spring.
http://sunshyneschicks.blogspot.com and http://www.facebook.com/sunshyne276

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~❤Sasha❤~        ....From beautiful Southwestern Virginia!   
3 Rhode Island red hens, 1 Minorca, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 big black hen.. 1 RIR roo, 1 Easter Egger roo and 3 Buff Orp mix roos..

A pair of Pekin ducks and some Muscovies. Lost last years chicks (beginning to dislike dogs) :( Starting over this Spring.
http://sunshyneschicks.blogspot.com and http://www.facebook.com/sunshyne276

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post #4 of 8

With what :
Dawn plain blue dish detergent for a one time or once in a blue moon washing
Puppy or dog shampoo - this is what I've used most often.
If white rooster - use dog whitening shampoo
Some just use baby shampoo.

How:
Easy going rooster - wash basin or tub - wear old clothes or a bathing suit as your going to get wet with a good or bad roo
Bad roo - One hand with a thick glove - if you think he may spur, try using a leather shoestring to tie his legs loosely together like shackles. (had to do this once - leghorn roo with 1.5" spurs that was not my friend, and had got into some sap syrup from a wheeping maple tree and it needed off  before his girls ate him alive - lol )  - Hold roo under body by legs with one hand and other hand use hose or shower sprayer (gloved hand) to wet 'em down, then put down hose/sprayer and lather in shampoo well across feathers, be careful of the potentially ferocious biting beak - and then hold him good and rinse him off.


Why are we washing the rooster anyhow? (curiosity sake tongue ) show, or has he gotten filthy and you want to clean him up to make him pretties again ?

Jessy
Shadow Calibers Silkies and Design

NPIP # 55-1101

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Jessy
Shadow Calibers Silkies and Design

NPIP # 55-1101

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Thank you one and all!  Dirty Roo will regain his pretty boy image. ScaredOfShadows-I especially appreciated the details.  He was really much more passive than I anticipated. Knowlege  is a powerful tool.
P.S. He rolled around in yellow latex paint-Dawn is magic, good on oil spill birds and painted
poultry.  Small area on rear guess will just have to wear off.  Wish I'd had before pic and knew how to attach.
Again "Two" and I thank you.

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glad to have helped! Also glad he was good guy and didn't try to filet you wink

I would have loved to seen pictures of him with paint and then the "miracle of dawn" after photos wink too bad - if he does it again - be sure to take photos!


How to attach a pic :

must be .jpg or a couple others (can't remember) Go to "Uploads" at the top on the blue bar - and then browse for your picture. Hit Upload. wink that easy to get on BYC. then go back to uploads - go in the bottom corner of that box and hit "My uploads" and it'll show up all your pictures in an album - copy "image" Code (bottom code) and paste into your reply box of a thread. smile easy peasy once you get used to it. Can also just copy off photobucket as well!

Jessy
Shadow Calibers Silkies and Design

NPIP # 55-1101

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Jessy
Shadow Calibers Silkies and Design

NPIP # 55-1101

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if you go to harvest breeze farm website she has a whole tutorial with pics on there

I will try to put a link I'm not very good at it

http://harvestbreezefarm.com/PreparingforShow.html

Black Bantam Ameraucanas and Mottled Rosecomb Projects

~ www.tkpoultry.webs.com ~

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Black Bantam Ameraucanas and Mottled Rosecomb Projects

~ www.tkpoultry.webs.com ~

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Again I thank each of you for a hasty and VERY helpful response!

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