Cleaning Silkies

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AAJ, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Its pretty chilli outside now however it is warming up slowly, but when I have a moderate day i would like to clean my silkies. I was wondering what the best way to clean my silkies would be in weather like this.
     
  2. Maybe use warm water and dry them off really well before letting them go outside. You should do 2 or more at a time in a tub.
    Good Luck!
    p.s. I recomend if you use soap try to find speacial poultry soap if you cant find that just dont use soap.
    I am not sure if they have poultry soap they might.
     
  3. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If its cool, you need to make sure they are completely dry before you send them out, not just mostly dry. You shock them (and potentially kill them by putting them out in the cold after a warm bath). Use a blow dryer and get them good and dry. Mine love it, I don't even have to hold them while I'm drying. I use baby shampoo when I wash, just make sure you rinse them really well. Alot of folks use gentle dog shampoos or white vinegar as well. Good luck, my Silkies need bathes as well, but I'm holding out for warmer weather!
    Nikki
     
  5. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  6. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine liked the blow dryer too.
     

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