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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  4. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

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    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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