Anybody give their chicks a bath?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spock78, May 20, 2007.

  1. spock78

    spock78 In the Brooder

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    My chicks made a huge mess in their brooder & of course themselves... Anybody here give their week old chicks a bath & what with??
     
  2. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

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    Never give a chick a bath. If they have pasty buts I would gently wipe the vents with a warm cloth, careful never soaking them. The only time I have heard of people bathing birds if they are going to a chicken show and these are adult birds. Bathing chicks is a big no no.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I don't give my chicks baths because they can chill too easily. Even if they are messy now, in 6 weeks they'll loose all that dirty fluff, and in about 3 months, they'll start growing in big clean chicken feathers.
     
  4. Juliechickens

    Juliechickens Songster

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    I must admit,,,I have given many baby chicks baths on their behinds! I just can't let pooop hang on it like that so I rinse it off with warm water then blow dry with low air flow. Some don't like it and others don't seem to mind.
    Yes, I'm weird,,but hey I got clean chick behinds over here!
    Julie [​IMG]
    Hmmmmm, maybe someone should invent a chicken bidet! Wash N Go!
     
  5. spock78

    spock78 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies. I knew it could chill them. It's just that they are so crusted in poop & what not that I didn't think that was good for them either.
    I wish I could find my cam. These babies look pathetic now.
    All this within a few hours of completely cleaning thier brooder. What a mess!!
     
  6. Saltiena

    Saltiena Songster

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    maybe you you could just wet a cloth with warm water and take each chick individually and wipe them clean, thats all i can think of hope it helps [​IMG]
     
  7. Cheri

    Cheri Songster

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    I have had only one poopy butt! And my hubby cleaned it for me.
     
  8. beameuplord

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    Cheri,

    I know you meant your husband cleaned the chicks butt, but when I read it I had to laugh at how it sounds. Cute !

    TJ in NC
     
  9. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    Quote:See Cheri,
    He's not so hard hearted. [​IMG] You might get those goats and pigs after all. [​IMG]
     
  10. iopele

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] That's going above and beyond the husbandly call of duty... or is it doody? LOLOLOL!
     

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