Bathing a Keet?

GuineaLady93

Songster
9 Years
Aug 7, 2011
803
26
171
Cameron, NC
My Coop
My Coop
One of my keets is a little dirty with some poop from the other guineas on him. Is it ok to give him a bath?
What do I wash him in? Dawn?
Also I am going to enter some of my Guineas in our County Fair, is it ok to bathe them like you would a chicken?
Thanks,
Ashley
 

TJbfarms

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 15, 2011
64
1
39
Pa
I have with my keets, but just don't leave them unattended. I never use any cleaner, water usually does the trick You could use a wet wipe or a disinfectant wipe on it if it isn't that bad. I have done both
 
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PeepsCA

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
4,732
217
256
BFE, CA
Be sure to keep the keet warm until thoroughly dried... like under a heat lamp sitting on warm dry towels works good. Its the chilling that can make them sick or even kill them. A blow dryer on low works good too, but stresses the keets out more.
 

Fenika

Songster
9 Years
Sep 25, 2010
232
5
104
Like the others said- warm water is good.

If you do need soap, Dawn is the safest thing for a bird (specifically, PLAIN Dawn). One of the largest wildlife and oil spill rescues uses it on birds, and I know they aren't alone in that. Just make sure to dilute it so you don't have to rinse excessively.
 

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