Giving chickens a bath?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cresty, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. cresty

    cresty In the Brooder

    Jan 26, 2007
    Can anyone tell me the best way to bathe a chicken? I'd like to know in case I decide to start showing my little silkies. The idea is a little taunting.

    I NEVER thought I'd even consider giving a chicken a bath.....[​IMG]

  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yes you can bathe a chicken...I've done it to my two when we've been going to the petshop or to a Chickenstock.
    I usually do this in the bathroom, in the bathtub.
    First use the sprayer attachment and wet the bird to the skin.
    Use shampoo and lather the bird up.
    Rinse well.
    Towel off, then blow dry on cool.
    Give bird treat.
    For showing you should probably wash the bird a few days before the show so that the natural oils can come back.

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