bathing chicken??? UPDATE!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sheps4her, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. sheps4her

    sheps4her Songster

    Jan 10, 2008
    Guilford County, NC
    [​IMG] Well , I tackled the baths of the two stray chickens. It did not start off well. I was bitten as soon as I touched one of them! But, it was all downhill from there. To my surprise, once I started bathing them, they actually calmed down. I did it in my bathtub. They allowed me to soap them up and rinse them off. I then wrapped them in a towel. I put one in a cage in front of the heating vent, and one in my lap. I used the blow dryer on the one in my lap then swapped places. They actually were falling asleep in my lap! No more biting, just calm (or stunned!) chickens! Once done, I put them in a cage with food and water, and they just ate away like nothing ever happened to them. They even acted calmly when i approached the cage. (they have been panicking anytime anyone went near them!) They look (and smell) sooooo much better. Thanks to everyone for the advice!!! [​IMG]

    Edit to add: this was a great opportunity to check them out really well. Thankfull no creepy crawlies noted!!
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2008
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    thats good, i have bathed 3 chickens and dont want to do it again.
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    [​IMG] Glad it went so well!! & now you've got some nice clean chickees-- yea, it's a really good opportunity to check em out top to tail. . .
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    what breeds are they?

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