1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Chicken got in Motor oil!?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickadee1000, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. chickadee1000

    chickadee1000 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Feb 8, 2016
    So I came home and saw that my chicken got out and got in modor oil I washed her and now it still will not come off
     
  2. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    4,420
    196
    263
    Feb 23, 2010
    Ohio
    New one on me, and you may want to wait until
    you get some better replys?

    Age / type of chicken?

    See what the others say, but I would probably think
    Dawn dish detergent. Seems to cut grease better than
    other brands. Wash gently but firmly. Blow dryer time.

    How bad is it? Just a few feathers or a blow blown drenching?

    See what others say besides me. I wash Silkies. But not in
    the winter.

    Spook
     
  3. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    4,420
    196
    263
    Feb 23, 2010
    Ohio
    Please tell us age and type of bird.
     
  4. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    4,420
    196
    263
    Feb 23, 2010
    Ohio
    Quick online scan recommends not DAWN but a more
    gentler childs Baby Shampoo. Washing only the affected
    areas.
     
  5. Canadianclucker

    Canadianclucker Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Feb 12, 2016
    I would also say to use dawn soap and warm water. Its used on ducks and other animals that end up in oil spills from ships. I would check with a vet first though.
     
  6. chickadee1000

    chickadee1000 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Feb 8, 2016
    She is less then one idk the type because we hatched them 6-7 months
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
  7. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    4,420
    196
    263
    Feb 23, 2010
    Ohio
    Cruise online and you should find a video of how to wash a chicken.
    I would link you the site, but I don't know how.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,127
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Dish detergent will definitely remove the motor oil. I've never used baby shampoo on oil but since it is a soap product it will probably work as well. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  9. Canadianclucker

    Canadianclucker Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Feb 12, 2016
    I would keep an eye on the chicken poop too. She may have ingested some while cleaning herself. Look for signs of being ill as well over the next few days and call a vet if anything looks off. Not sure about your area but where I am (georgina ontario) we have 24/hr vet help lines that you can call for free.
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    Hello!
    [​IMG]
    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with her.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by