Bathing Chickens- Update

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Laskaland, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    I purchased some frizzles and Polish today. They are very dirty. Can I use dishwashing soap- like DAWN to clean them yp? Would Baby Shampoo work better?
    Thanx
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  2. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They use dawn on birds rescued from oil spills, so I would think it is ok. I bathe my chickens whenever they are dirty. I use a mild bath soap though and warm water. I rinse them well after and then use a blow dryer to dry them off. It is important to not let them get a chill after. They seem to like it, I think they like the warm of the water and they like being clean.
     
  3. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Thanks Denise! I have Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo and some DAWN. I think maybe it'll try 'em both to see which they like best!
    Nothing worse than a bird that should be all white looking like a spotted thing [​IMG]
     
  4. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    I use baby shampoo to wash mine.
     
  5. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    I jet spray mine with a hose connected to a barrel full of warmish water...
     
  6. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
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    i use dawn and VO5 [​IMG]
     
  7. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I just read a thread that said the people that show chickens don't use shampoo or soap. They say it takes out all the natural oils from their feathers. They just use unfiltered apple cider. The picturs of the birds after cleaning were so shinny .
     
  10. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    How do I get their whites white? My white cochins look yellowish dirty even after bathing...

    Thanks!
     

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