Do you bathe chickens?

Shadow722

Chirping
6 Years
Jul 28, 2013
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Does anyone bathe or clean their chickens? Mine get poop all over their tail feathers, what do you do if anything to get the
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off their feathers. I clean their nest out regularly but they still get it on their feathers and on the eggs.
 
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howfunkyisurchicken

Crowing
9 Years
Apr 11, 2011
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I do occasionally. I have one Silkie hen in particular that gets a yucky bottom. Her name is Betty, but she's affectionately nicknamed Pig Pen, she's always dirty, not just a poopy butt. Mud in her beard, crest and foot feathers. Treats all over her (bless her heart, she's white once a year after she molts). She's got a really fluffy backside. I just bring her up to the hose (if its warm, if its cold I bring her inside) and wash her booty with some Dawn dish soap, then I smear some vegetable oil where the poop trail used to be to keep it from sticking to the feathers again.
 

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