bathing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lucy4, May 12, 2009.

  1. Lucy4

    Lucy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my 6 week old BO's got pooped on (her back.) Um, how do I clean her?

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  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Pretty common occurance, but if you want just wipe it off with a damp cloth.
     
  3. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or just wash it off and dry it good
     
  4. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i've given mine baths in dawn- they love baths- just make sure they don't get chilled
     
  5. Lucy4

    Lucy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think I'll try the damp cloth first. [​IMG] Thanks. I just can't imagine the fuss they'd put up with a bath. How warm would the water have to be? Do they actually let you dry them off with a towel? I'm having a hard time picturing this...
     
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  6. artsyrobin

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  7. Lucy4

    Lucy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    All great photos, thanks. Maybe I'll give it a try. What temp should the water be?

    Thank you.
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

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    Quote:Don't make it too hot. Have it at a temp that you would be comfortable taking a bath in. If it's too hot then the feathers might fall out. Just make it comfortable to your touch [​IMG]
     
  9. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Keep it like you would a baby, once you put them in the first time, they just melt...in fact my duccle roo is so tame now, he doesn't mind being picked up, he got into my paints one day... i paint pet portraits, and here were his feet -

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    Snow with his girls
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  10. gardenak

    gardenak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you put a shallow pan of water in with the chicks will they hop in and bathe like a song bird does if given the opportunity?
     

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