Chicken bathing?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by x3Silksx3, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. x3Silksx3

    x3Silksx3 New Egg

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    Hello everyone, I have a white silkie in my coop, and she is incredibly dirty, I don't know if I should wash her, Idk if it depends on the age of the silkie, I don't really no how either, I've watched videos on how to do it, but all of them are different, I have a sink but it's big and not separate in two, I could go to my friends house who is a chicken person, she knows, but I'm also think if I should wash my 3 month old silkie chicks, there always so messy, idk how to do it with an adult and chick, help me? :jumpy
     
  2. x3Silksx3

    x3Silksx3 New Egg

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    I need some experts ease!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    You might stop by our Silkies thread and ask them about bathing her. I have bathed them before, only because of health reasons, but I am no expert. So I would ask the Silkie experts here...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

    Good luck with your Silkie, they sure are cute birds! :)
     
  4. Britney M

    Britney M Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a red chicken given to me one time and she stunk like urine/ dirty pen so I put her in the tub and with warm water and dawn dish soap regular I washed her up and surprisingly she loves it and just stood there just make sure to realy rinse her to get all the soap off she came out smelling 1000 times better wrap her in a towel to dry a bit then you can place her in a clean kennel to dry further [​IMG] And it never hurt her
     
  5. Britney M

    Britney M Out Of The Brooder

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    Plain blue dawn dish soap completely safe non toxic just rinse well after
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    There is a thread called "Grooming and Bathing your silkie," or some similar title. Put that in the search box and it should come up. The lady actually is giving instructions for show chickens - so you don't need to follow the 2 or 3 products she uses. Actually once birds see nothing bad is going to happen, they usually like the warm water - some even fall sleep. You can use a hair dryer on low heat to hasten drying - some really enjoy that pampering also.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What do you use in the coop , etc. on the floor? Some folks use pine shavings, etc. Generally silkies can look quite dirty but after they run around and shake off - most of the dirt falls off.
     
  8. 13Croft

    13Croft New Egg

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    The co-op when we clean the nests and floor, we sprinkle down 1st with a shaker of dried oregano. Then cover with hay straw! Co-op smells great and some herbs diminish mites and flies!
     
  9. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Valley of the Sun :)
    i got just the video for you :)

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  10. hamlette2002

    hamlette2002 Out Of The Brooder

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    This was very helpful, thanks for posting the video!
     

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