Bathing a Keet?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by GuineaLady93, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  2. TJbfarms

    TJbfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. Fenika

    Fenika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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