Bathing chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ravenxxx, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Ravenxxx

    Ravenxxx In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2007
    Ive heard you can bath chickens...

    How do you bath them?
    What shampoo do you use?
    Do they dry naturally if its a warm day?
    How often?
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Most people only bathe their chickens before they're going to show them...
    I've bathed Slifer and Obelisk before we went to Chickenstock.
    I use baby shampoo and rinse well. Blow drying is fine for them too, just not on HOT.
    Most of the time, dustbathing is fine for them...
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Raven, SpottedCrow is correct. the natural way for chicks to bathe is with a dust bath. I kill 2 birds with 1 stone by adding some 5% sevin dust to the dusting area, the birds not only get their shower but also dust for vermin which eliminates the stressful need to gather the hens up for dusting, they get it done on their own, keeping it simple and also vermin free![​IMG]

  4. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    It was 82 degrees today and some of the chickens got together for some sunbathing they are going to miss the garden when I shut the door oh well they have other places to bathe.[​IMG]

    Last edited: Mar 16, 2007

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