Best way to give the girls a bath?

SmartyChick

An Official Milkmaid
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
1,442
2
151
Sullivan County NY
first make sure you have to give your chicken a bath. If they have a really poopy bum that could attract flies I wash them. If someone sleeps under the roosting bar and gets pooped on I wash them. If they are bloody and drooly from an injury I wash them, but other than that I don't bath my chickens for looks.
It is pretty easy. I fill a big bowl with water warm water. Fill it higher than you need because chickens have a way of making themselves taller to stay out of the water. Use Johnson's Baby Shampoo or dog shampoo and gently rub it in all over your wet chicken especially on the feet and bum. Rinse. Towel dry it and if it is cold or windy out blow dry them until they are completely dry. Tada! Clean chicken!
 

chickfamilyonsleepyhollow

Songster
11 Years
May 11, 2010
151
6
164
Plymouth, Massachusetts
dust bathing is the best bath for our chickens ... an area filled with soft dirt or sand works wonders
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hazen

In the Brooder
8 Years
Feb 6, 2011
43
3
32
Memphis
i have read on the ol' internet that some chickens like baths....mine are healthy with no issues that i can see.......just curious about the process if it is ever needed...thanks for the info
 

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