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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jacob22, Feb 8, 2016.
I don't know if I should give my chicks a bath they are about 4 weeks old should I?
Why would you want to give them a bath? Generally chickens are not bathed except for a show or certain health situations.
Because they keep getting poop on themselves and they try to peck it off but the pull a lot of feathers off with it.
Because the try to peck off poop and they pull some feathers off too.
Because the get poop on themselves and the try to peck it off but pull off some feathers off
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!
What about if it's on their feathers?
What if it's on their feathers?