Bathing Chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by juleeque, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. juleeque

    juleeque Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I am sending in more questions asking for advice for my "kiddies".....

    Can I bathe my chickens? Like, put them in a tub and wash them sort of like I bathe my dog? I have some white hens that look very dirty, and a couple hens that have poopy bottoms. Can I trim their nails too? For the poopy bottoms, I try to soak the bottoms, and gently pull poop off feathers, but if it doesn't come off, can I trim the feathers back there? If I should/can bathe them, what do I use to bathe them with? would a liquid Castile soap work? I guess painting their toenails would be too much huh? (just kidding lol)
    It's spring cleaning at Whispering Pines Farm & Apiary here in SW ARK, and everything is getting scrubbed up from winter!! [​IMG]

    Thx for all ya'll time! Blessings, Julie
     
  2. RodNTN

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    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You ever heard the expression "madder than a wet hen"? That's what came to mind lol. People clean them up for shows and such but I don't think they bathe them? Could be wrong. But do not trim nails. Do not cut feather. Pull them if you must.
     
  4. juleeque

    juleeque Out Of The Brooder

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    why don't cut feathers? (on their bottoms) what about cutting wing feathers????
     
  5. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could I guess. I just don't. I don't cut wing feathers either though. The only way I remove any feathers are if there are to many around the vent causing fertility issues. And then I pull em. As few as I can.
     
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    Pulling will probably hurt the chickens.
     
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    I once had a broody hen who was broody forever and as you can imagine her toenails were very long and she had trouble walking so I trimmed her toenails and shes fine now. [​IMG]
     

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