Dirty Birds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Caseman, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Caseman

    Caseman Songster

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    I bought 3 mottle Japs about 2 weeks ago and they are dirty. I need to clean them up now that I have them eating good. They are about 20 weeks old. what do you use and how do you clean yours or do I just let them go like they are...Thanks JR
     

  2. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    If they are really bad jsut give them a bath.
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  3. Caseman

    Caseman Songster

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    Quote:what kind of soap do you use???
     
  4. 7L Farm

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    I've never bathed mine but there was a thread & someone used dawn. My chickens bathe in dirt.
     
  5. Caseman

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    Quote:mine do also and look good these are dirty where they had been in a dirty cage or run(before I got them) just want to tidy them up some
     

  6. Use Dawn and just be sure to rinse them well. You can add a bit of vinegar to a final rinse and cut the suds.

    I rinse mine under the faucet instead of a tub full of water, then just add a couple tablespoons vinegar to a small bucket of water and pour that over them afterward.
     
  7. Morgan's_Silkie_Parade

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    i have white silkies so i use whitening dog shampoo, and if i dont have that i just use normal shampoo, not dandruff stuff tho
     

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