Dirty Chicks.... is a bath in order?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by High Mountain Chic, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. High Mountain Chic

    High Mountain Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 EEs that are about 3.5 weeks old, crazy looking little critters for sure. One of the white ones seems unable to keep out of the gunk... she always has some poo on her feathers. I keep the brooder clean and they have plenty of room ( the brooder is 4x3 ). So my question is can you wash your chicks? I don't want her to get chilled in the process. Any suggestions from all the lovely people in chicken land? [​IMG]
     
  2. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    check out the link in my signature (with pics) tell me how it goes.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    IMO, they are more in danger from getting chilled after a bath than they are from being dirty.
    Set em up a little dust bath. It'll take care of the dirty feathers.
     
  4. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just make sure their little butts are clean! The rest you can gently wipe off with a damp paper towel. I wouldn't soak them though. I was shocked at how long it takes a chicken to dry!
     
  5. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gritsar is right, give them a pie pan of play sand or chinchilla dust to bathe themselves in.
     
  6. High Mountain Chic

    High Mountain Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I will try to wipe off some of the gunk and give them a place to dust bathe!
     

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