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chicken washing question.

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Brahmalover4eva, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Brahmalover4eva

    Brahmalover4eva Chirping

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    Im showing my chicken at the fair and need to wash her so shes white and i need laundry bluing but my dad got some thing called white brite
    would that be ok?
     
  2. poltroon

    poltroon Songster

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    Be very careful using bluing. A little goes a long way, and you don't have to use it at all if you don't want to.

    This is what bluing is:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluing_(fabric)

    White Brite is:
    Contains Sodium Hydrosulfite and Sodium Bisulfite and Optical Whiteners.

    IE, not the same.

    http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a?dbs+hsdb:@[email protected]+746
    Sodium Hydrosulfite appears to be irritating to skin and eyes.

    I'd skip it. Just stick with a soap.
    Some directions here:
    http://www.pathfindersfarm.com/Washing.html
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014

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