Giving your chicken a bath

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by IHSR, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. IHSR

    IHSR Just Hatched

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    Do you need to use soap when giving your chicken a bath?
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens don't normally need baths with soap and water.
     
  3. IHSR

    IHSR Just Hatched

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    Does it help to have soap?
     
  4. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What I mean is, you don't normally need to bath a chicken. They keep themselves clean with preening and dust baths.
     
  5. IHSR

    IHSR Just Hatched

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    What if they need a bath?
     
  6. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess if they really need it you could use baby shampoo or another type of gentle shampoo. Just make sure you wash it all out. I'd also suggest drying the chicken really well afterward.
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Why are you thinking it needs a bath? It's really best if you don't bathe them.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's totally unnatural for a chicken to be bathed with water. Why are you wanting to bathe your bird?
     
  9. IHSR

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    Poop building up on butt feathers.
     
  10. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use a moist towel for that. Hold it on for a bit to make it easier to wipe the poop off.
     

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