Bathing a Silkie?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bad_coffee, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. bad_coffee

    bad_coffee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a silkie get pecked last month. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5035172) The bird has been in our spare bathtub for the past month, and is about healed. There's a few spots of dried blood on her feathers, and she STINKS. Not as bad as 5 chicks in the bathtub this past spring, but it definitely doesn't smell nice when you open the door.

    I found the thread with lots of pics, and I'd love to follow that plan.

    However, I think it might turn into high comedy, because the bird has never been bathed. How do you go about training/conditioning the bird that the bath is a good thing?

    Help!
    B
     
  2. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Virginia
    BE NIKE JUST DO IT!. Baby Shampoo and a Light Blow DRY.Be grateful You don't have duckling's that need bathed LOL.At least you have an Extra bathtub.We gotta all use one here.
     
  3. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree on both ends here. [​IMG] ducks are dirty.
     
  4. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck and post some before and after pics for us...
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2010

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