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post #31 of 36

Can anyone tell me:  at what age should I start to give my Silkies a bath?  I want them to remain able to be handled easily and am not sure when to introduce them to a bath.

 

Thanks to anyone who can help.

post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by GBandB View Post

Can anyone tell me:  at what age should I start to give my Silkies a bath?  I want them to remain able to be handled easily and am not sure when to introduce them to a bath.

 

Thanks to anyone who can help.

I have no idea, I'd like to know also. Just the handling you can start really early. I'm guessing that the bathing you could start at a couple of months old? That's just a guess though.

post #33 of 36

Thanks!  I'm inclined to agree with your thoughts.

post #34 of 36

I started washing my silkies when they had all their feathers, which for me was around 3-4 months old.I don't know if that's too young, but it worked.I would put them into a tub filled with warm water.Spray and drip water over them, wash them with a chicken-safe shampoo and then comb, brush and blow-dry them.They loved it, but a dust bath works too.

As for the head-

Silkies have a very fragile skull, so you have to be careful when washing their topknot. I use a spray bottle and a toothbrush to wet and comb their head.It works for me!

Silkies will usually clean and keep themselves tidy, but I have to admit it's fun washing them big_smile.png


Edited by Farming Frenzy - 3/23/13 at 3:58pm
8 silkie hens, 3 silkie boys, 3 Jersey wooly buns, and tons of chirping and hopping babies
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8 silkie hens, 3 silkie boys, 3 Jersey wooly buns, and tons of chirping and hopping babies
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post #35 of 36
Why do you use the vinigear? And when you use that toothbrush method, do you use soap?
post #36 of 36
The only thing I am questioning is the use of spray n wash. Isn't it harmful to the chickens skin? It has phosphates in it.
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