Do you ever bath or wash your birds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gogoalie, May 24, 2010.

  1. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a Beautiful Bhrama hen from a friend & it's grimey & full of old used cookin' oil & dirt...she's only 'bout 7 weeks old, & will molt her feathers, but she's disgustingly ugly in the condition she is in...

    Please help!
     
  2. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
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    get some dawn and wash her in the kitchen sink then blow dry her dry. Shell be fine
     
  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Yeah, if she's gross I'd give her a bath! I gave my silkie mix a bath using some dog shampoo when she got all gross, and it did wonders! She looked like a while new bird. It's actually kind of fun bathing chickens, haha. Go for it!
     
  4. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some chicks that used to sit under the ducks face when he ate, and boy did he slop the food about! lol They were covered! I gave them baths, some of them really liked it. Just make sure you blow dry after so it doesn't get chilled.
     
  5. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] No, I've never had my chickens that hand-tamed. They only trust me to eat out of my hand, not sit in my lap. Petting is extremely rare.
     
  6. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, I did it...here's some B4&afters...note, didn't wash her head...

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  7. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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