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Can u give chicks a bath

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jacob22, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. jacob22

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    I don't know if I should give my chicks a bath they are about 4 weeks old should I?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Why would you want to give them a bath? Generally chickens are not bathed except for a show or certain health situations.
     
  3. jacob22

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    Because they keep getting poop on themselves and they try to peck it off but the pull a lot of feathers off with it.
     
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    Because the try to peck off poop and they pull some feathers off too.
     
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    Because the get poop on themselves and the try to peck it off but pull off some feathers off
     
  7. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    If they have pasty butt, you can rinse off their backsides with some warm water - think baby bottle temperature. Make sure you towel dry them well and put them somewhere warm until they are completely dry.

    For most other things, just provide them with a dust bath and they will do the rest. Most young chicks will dust bathe in the shavings in the brooder, but you can provide them with some clean sand, or a mixture of equal parts of wood ash, sand and peat moss. Put it in a container big enough for a few of them to get in at a time - dust bathing is a group activity for chickens. They will love it!
     
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    What about if it's on their feathers?
     
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    What if it's on their feathers?
     
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    What if it's on their feathers?
     

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