Chickens covered in oil

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by davidandkarin, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. davidandkarin

    davidandkarin New Egg

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    My chickens have been running under our cars and are now covered in oil. We have moved the cars, but need to know should we wash the chickens and if so what is the best way? They are all still eating, drinking and laying so it has not made them sick. Yet! thanks
     
  2. I would give them a bath. You can put them in your sink one at a time and use dish soap.
    Good Luck!
     
  3. bellschick

    bellschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use dawn dish soap.
     
  4. loversday002

    loversday002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had a similar problem with chickens staying under my dads tractor i used DAWN dish soap because it is made to get the oil off of things... the bottole i used had a duck on it :D i kept my bird in for a day and night and it was fine after that its still alive and it happened about 5 months ago! i hope this helps
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    x2. wash them ASAP! motor oil is pretty toxic stuff. mary
     

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