Bathing Silkies

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MonkeyZero, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    My pretty white silkies are turning ucky colors from running in mud etc
    How do I bathe them?
    I dont have dog shampoo, since the groomers wash my dogs for me
    WHat else can I use? I want pretty snow white silkies like they were when I bought them
  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    i use either dawn or baby shampoo on mine, and make sure to blow dry them so they don't get chilled
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I used some dawn shampoo for their bath
    And used warmer water. Blow tried them a bit(but they were still wet, even after drying them), and let them sun dry. They look soo much cleaner and puffier(kinda like show silkies)
  4. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    There's a special shampoo the feed stores carry that's made for white fur. It has some special chemical that makes feathers/fur extra white. I have used it in the past for white Persian cats. I can't remember the exact name, but look for one that's "animal safe" for white feathers/fur.

    Be careful using dish soap, some of that can be absorbed through the skin,and burn their eyes.

    I have a question: How do I wash silkies head feathers that have bits of dried food and yogurt dried on the tips without getting soap or water in eyes or nose. They look like little Rod Stewarts. I have to do something!

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