Chicken Spa Day - Do or Don't

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mrshollywood, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Mrshollywood

    Mrshollywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 10, 2010
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    Hi,

    Maybe this has already been talked about but, I can't find any posts....

    I was give a couple hens over the weekend and they have dirty bottoms, is it possible to have a spa day for them? [​IMG]
    And if so what do I wash them off with or is there any tips on how to do it without stressing them out too much???

    Ok Stop laughing at me......

    ~Holly
     
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Warm water... they love it... be careful they don't fall asleep in the warm bath and drown. [​IMG] Dawn dish detergent or baby shampoo. [​IMG]
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You would be surprised at how UN-stressful it is for them to be placed in warm water for a spa treatment.........
     
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    When you're washing their bums - do a check to make sure that it is poopy dirt and not lice. I thought one of my chooks had a poopy bottom until I looked closer and there was lice dirt/egg cluster stuck to the base of a few of their feathers around the vent.

    Otherwise, they should enjoy their spa day. [​IMG]
     
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    think of how relaxing a warm bath makes a person feel -- once they realize you're not trying to stew them, they relax and REALLY enjoy it. You may even have to hold their heads up out of the water ! [​IMG] Gently cuddle them in a towel to absorb most of the water, then you can even blow dry them (heat setting on LOW).
     

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