Bathing a Sultan or Polish

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hawcer, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. hawcer

    hawcer Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to give one of my Sultans a bath yesterday, but I wasn't quite sure how to clean his head feathers though....so i didn't.

    How do you go about doing that without getting water in their ears?

    He loved the blow dryer, by the way [​IMG]
     
  2. upcdayz

    upcdayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When I bathe my Polish, I use a damp washcloth (not dripping wet) with just enough soap on it to form a lather, then very gently rub it on the top feathers in beak to neck, then neck to beak motion, much like you would bathe a human newborn baby. Sometimes a few extra drops of water are needed to get all down to the base of the feathers. Rinsing is usually done the same way, but a couple of times I've held the bird on its side and placed the top feathers under running water. My white Polish especially likes this. I don't worry too much about getting water in the ears since they will be towel dried then blow dried immediately after the bath which should help dry up any small amount of water than worked its way into the ears.

    It's amazing how much dirt comes out of those crests!
     

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