For those who have silkies i need tips :P

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenbuttsowhat, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i rescued a 14 week old silkie about 2 weeks ago when i first got her she had bad running nose and water eyes but i finally cured her of whatever was ailing her but shes really really dirty i gave her a bath yesterday with just warm water which got some dirt off but i guess shes been so dirty for such a long time that it stained her feathers cuz some of them r still dirty almost feels like that stuff that makes tape so sticky and i dont know how to get that out of her feathers so i was wondering if anyone got anytips on get her all white again and after i do get her clean how do i keep her clean cuz when i went to check on her today she got a lil more dirty lol might have just name her MuddPie or something lol
     
  2. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dish soap.
     
  3. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya i was thinking about that since they use it on birds that get oil on them but chickens r a lil diff and i was just scared might hurt the poor thing
     
  4. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When she is clean can i see a pic of her:D
     
  5. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Mudpie sounds like a cute name. She probably feels good after the bath. [​IMG]
     
  6. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use lavender-scented baby body wash, and it works great on all my birds, especially my silkies. It also keeps their feathers soft and they smell great after their bath. [​IMG]
     
  7. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use baby shampoo and it works fine. I hear for white silkies to get them whiter dog whiting shampoo works very well too.
     
  8. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baby shampoo or whitening shampoo for dogs. I sometimes spray them with very watered down leave in conditioner too. Not often...after a bath...but I don't have to bathe my couple often. The only thing on them that gets gunky would be their cute little feets! [​IMG]
    I hope to see pictures of this lady soon!
     
  9. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some Silkies are just pigs. I have a hen, Pigpen, who does her darndest to stay as dirty as possible. She's white, but she literally rubs her head into the dirt. I bathe her, she just gets herself filthy again. Incidentally, this is one reason I got her for free- LOL!

    My theory is that poor Pigpen is a buff Silkie inside a white Silkie's body. In an effort to turn herself buff, she gets as dirty as possible. She needs therapy, but I'm too cheap to worry about her psychological wellbeing. [​IMG]
     

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