Bathing?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NakedNeck, May 16, 2009.

  1. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you go about getting your chicken used to being bathed? What kind of shampoo is needed just for a simple bath?

    Thanks for any feedback! [​IMG]
     
  2. swedishfish

    swedishfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love to give my chickies a bath! (boy do they get dirty) I want to know how too. The problem is that I didn't raise them from chicks and they are a bit scared of me. Or maybe I'm a bit scared of them...pecking sounds like it hurts.
     
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  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I don't raise show birds, so I don't see any reason to bathe them. They dustbathe daily and once they stand up and shake off the dust they look just fine to me.
     
  4. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive aquired some abused/stinky silkies in the past that smelled like rotten you know what.
    I bathed them in luke warm water & as for soap, i used a little bit of baby shampoo. came
    out clean as ever !! god luck & have fun !!!
     
  5. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for everyone's replies [​IMG]
     
  6. swedishfish

    swedishfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you put them in your bathtub? or do you use a bucket of some sort? how do you get them to like a bath?
     
  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    As mentioned, baby shampoo is good. Also dog shampoo. Add a tsp of vinigar to shine them up. Used warm water, on a warm morning and a 5 gal bucket. Bathe in the AM so they have a day to dry. They calm down pretty quick in the warm water and most seem to enjoy the experience......Pop
     
  8. chickenmum

    chickenmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use human shampoo.[​IMG]
     
  9. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I got some silkies that smelled like horse doo. I used Dr. Bronner soap - which is our family soap - very mild. I think any mild soap is fine. Make sure they are kept warm as they are drying.
     
  10. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as far as where ive bathed mine, i used a large pot, then again silkies are on the smaller side & mine are pretty little.
     

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