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post #101 of 107

he looks so ugly/funny when he is wet!!!!:lau

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Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

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Whovian for life

 

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post #102 of 107
I'm sharing this, we're going to clean up our 3 for some photo shoots

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post #103 of 107

This is AMAZING!!!!! I have 2 silkies, and I need to wash them SOON for practice shows at school, so this will help me ALOT! 

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post #104 of 107
How early in age can you start bathing a silkie?

(Don't freak out, but....)

We keep our Sweeties inside as house chickens!!!

Theyre 2 weeks old right now...Seem clean and healthy, but im ready to introduce them to my children, and want to be as safe as possible, for the consequential snuggle-time.

I see no mites, or "disease", to be clear (obviously) But i want to be smart too (and am new to chicken raising)

Thoughts?
post #105 of 107
Lots of folks on this forum keep house chickens, we understand smile.png

However, rather than bathing the chicks, I think you'd be better off teaching your children about the importance of good hygiene. Bathing the birds will make them look spiffy, but it will not get rid of the germs they could potentially carry (salmonella being the biggie). So, stress to your kids that they shouldn't kiss the chicks (which they may not even want to, but for some reason, a lot of kids do) and that they should thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water when all the fun is done.
Edited by howfunkyisurchicken - 3/5/16 at 3:30pm
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post #106 of 107

This is wonderful! :)

 

I only have hard feathered birds but their in need of a bath, so seeing all this wonderful information / pictures / tips is really great!

 

Just a question though, I've heard of people using a vinegar / water mix for a rinse after shampooing to fully remove the residues and add shine...has anyone here used it?
If so, what is the ratio amounts of vinegar to water and what kind of vinegar was used? 

 

Thanks!

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post #107 of 107

How bad is the first time bathing them?

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