CHICKEN BATH DID WONDERS

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SillyBird, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. SillyBird

    SillyBird Out Of The Brooder

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    This is probably very boring to read, but I gave my meat king pet hen, Coconut, a much needed bath the other hot day, in a low rubber horse feed tub, and she loved it. She had a very dirty rear end (despite having a very clean coop). She sat there quietly and only flapped her wings once when she first went in. I didn't use much soap as I wasn't sure how it would go during the 'rinse cycle'...aka....how quietly she would sit there during the process...but just getting water on her underside/bum helped alot. She felt so much better afterwards. That dear hen even just sat there in the 'rinse' water tub when I left her for a second to get a towel. (The water of course was only a few inches deep). After this experience, she was more comfortable with me scratching her around her neck and head...couldn't believe it. She is a dear hen and I honestly think she truly appreciated the bath. ****...I LOVE that hen. Wish I had gotten a photo of her sitting in the water. : )
     
  2. 8MerryHens

    8MerryHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoyed your post about Coconut's first bath! Sounds like she enjoyed her time in the tub! [​IMG]
     
  3. SillyBird

    SillyBird Out Of The Brooder

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    Aw, thanks 3MerryHens. I hope she lives long enough to get more of them when necessary. : )
     
  4. 8MerryHens

    8MerryHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you have her for a very long time! Sounds like she is in loving hands.
     
  5. SillyBird

    SillyBird Out Of The Brooder

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    Me too...being a meat king she is definately on borrowed time. Every time she gets a tad 'off' I think, is this it? She has brought such joy to my life. : )
     

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