Best way to give the girls a bath?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hazen, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. hazen

    hazen Out Of The Brooder

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    Whats the best way to bath a chicken?
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you need to?
     
  3. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

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    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!
     
  4. chickfamilyonsleepyhollow

    chickfamilyonsleepyhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

    dust bathing is the best bath for our chickens ... an area filled with soft dirt or sand works wonders [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. hazen

    hazen Out Of The Brooder

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    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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