Freshening up a chicken...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mrsbos, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. mrsbos

    mrsbos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2010
    Greenacres, WA
    I'm going to be taking one of my pullets to my children's school next week for Science Fair Presenters night. Though I'm a meteorologist by profession, the National Weather Service will already have a booth there, so I decided to put together an agricultural science display to educate about the joys/benefits of backyard chickens. My 6 month old pullet, Chickie, will be a perfect side kick, because she is so laid back and easy going around people. My question though is, short of giving her a bath, is there a way I could "freshen her up" for the event? Normally, I think the birds smell good, but it's been so cold/snowy/wet recently that I guess you could say they have that "wet dog" smell (or "wet chicken"). Could I dust her with baking soda? Is that a stupid idea? Any suggestions?
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
    give her a warm bath and blowdry her,she willl love it [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011

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