Cleaning a chicken.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FatherRoo, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. FatherRoo

    FatherRoo Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 12, 2013
    Okay, wasn't sure were to put this, so guessed.

    Anyways! My pride and joy white crested black.polish hen is still pretty young. Her crown and stuff is JUST turning pink today. And I noticed that when she runs about her ferret cage (Temperary living conditions) her feet turn green. Well, I just use normal pet wipes for that. But today, while I was treating a cut she got on her middle toe, I noticed that her afro, the feathers were green and really rigid. I tried pet wipes but she wont sit still like she does when I clean her feet, so... How to I clean her plummage? Without her getting fussy and all.
  2. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2012
    New Jersey
    You can give her a bath. When my chickens get a poopy butt that's what I do and they don't seem to mind it very much.
  3. FatherRoo

    FatherRoo Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 12, 2013
    Yeah. But its on her head is my problem. The feathers are grean and clumped together a bit.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Eliminate what is making her head dirty?

    Might want to post a thread titled 'how to wash your chickens head' in the show forum.

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