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can I bathe 4-5 week old silkie chicks in

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AHappychick, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    My sons organic shampoo? I read something about conditioner as well but I am assuming that is just for show birds.

    I am just looking to get them clean, and is luke warm water good or should it be warmer?

    I am figuring by other posts I should dip them in the shampoo and water bucket and then a rinse bucket... then do I towel dry and put under a heat lamp or blow dry them on low heat???
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Keep it warm in the room and it should be fine. You can use a thermometer
    to keep the water temp around 97.

    Baby shampoo or kids organic shampoo should work fine.
  3. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    I have bathed Silkies in Bronner's peppermint soap. It leaves a nice scent.

    (I use it on my dog and husband, too. [​IMG] )

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