Chicken bath in tub Qs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by brooster, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I want to bring in my dear light brahma ethel and give her a nice bath. What do you think? I know people bring in thier chicken in and give them a bath, but it is 40 in the coop and like 68 in here. Is it ok? also will a chicken poop while you are holding it? How do you guys do it, give me your run down and tips. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    i do it with mine, they do poop rarely on you when you are holding
    them
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Anybody else?
     
  4. Kristina

    Kristina Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:mine poop on me so i use a towel when theyre on me [​IMG]
     
  6. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    I usually start bathing mine in the am. First I give the chicken a thorough going over looking for any problem spoots or those that I may need to give more attention too. Get everything set up first! Shampoo , vinegar, pre heat the bath water so you aren't left standing there waiting for it to heat up. Then bathe, rinse, wrap in towel for a few minutes, blow dry. Its not complicated. If you can bathe a dog you can bathe a bird. I do give my birds a private dust bath box and allow them several hours in said box to be 100% they are totally dry. Once they get used to it they'll be doing the back stroke!! Just kidding but floating around is one of "Kidrock"'s Favorite past times.



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    Last edited: Feb 4, 2008
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
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    there ya go, Napalongtail [​IMG]
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have to ask why she needs a bath? Is she messy? If she is just normal chickeny with sandbathing and what not why risk her getting chilled and sick in winter weather? 68 is cold when your feathers are wet. It takes a long time for them to dry out and the oils to distribute in their fluff again.
     
  9. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    guess you were fixing when I was too LOL
     
  10. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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    i love his clenched "hands"
     

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