bathing chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lilarabookworm, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. lilarabookworm

    lilarabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it safe to bathe chicks??? [​IMG]
    if it is how do you bathe them??? [​IMG]
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Are you asking about the babies you just hatched ?

    Why do they need a bath ??
     
  3. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No. Don't bathe the chicks. It is much to cold and I can not imagine why they would need a bath. If they have poop on their bottoms use some peroxide on just that area.
     
  4. tldhaines

    tldhaines New Egg

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    I have a similar question. I bought some chicks at an auction that are about 4 or 5 weeks old. They have poop all over each other. (small cage at auction), Now that stink to high heaven and are all crusty. I didn't want to wash them off, but they are silkies that aren't very silkie. [​IMG]
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:At that age if you really want to bath them you can !! BUT... make sure you blow dry them so they are 100% dry. Also I wouldnt put them outside after you do this for a little while !!
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:oppps, also wanted to say..... [​IMG]
     
  7. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    No, you cannot bathe them until they are at least feathered out. They shouldn't need it. I can't think of any reason why they would unless you are not brooding them correctly. (ie: too crowded, wrong waterer, etc.)
     
  8. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Quote:They should be fine at that age. The best way to do it is to plug up a space heater in the bathroom and close the door. Let it get good and toasty in there and then bathe them in the sink in warm water. After they are bathed dry them off good with a towl you have had in the dryer and then blow dry them carefully.
     
  9. red star11

    red star11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Why do you want to bathe them?.[​IMG]
     
  10. lilarabookworm

    lilarabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they are starting to smell a little
    actual alot [​IMG]
     

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