Gross problem! Help!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jessierose, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. jessierose

    jessierose Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so sorry to ask this but it is grossing me right out. I moved my flock into their new house today and cleaned up around their old one. In the process, of course I came in contact with a great deal of chicken poo.
    Well, now, after washing them 4 times AND taking a shower AND scrubbing them raw....I can still smell chicken poo on them!
    WHAT GETS RID OF IT???

    HELP!

    (And again, sorry to be so gross.)
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    gross??? we talk about chicken poo all thetime on here!
    check the bottom of your shoes!
     
  3. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're talking about your hands, right? Not your hens! (I had this vision of chickens getting multiple baths, feathers flying, etc...) Try gasoline (on your HANDS!) gets rid of anything, and you certainly won't smell poo afterwards!
     
  4. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken poo smell is bad, but swine smell is wayyyyy worse. Trust me! I'd take 5+ showers and my roommate would still complain. After a week of complaints after traveling to the swine center at school, my swine teacher solved my problem.

    Citrus!!! I love oranges so that was my choice, but she said any citrus would do the job. I'd leave a bag of oranges in the shower, and just cut one open for each shower. Just squeeze the juice all over you and you're all set.

    Hope it helps!
     
  5. jessierose

    jessierose Out Of The Brooder

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    No shoes on in the house and no, not bathing the birds! ha. Funny to picture, though!
    I am going to give them a scrub with Orange Magic and hope for the best. Gas would hurt on my poor scraped up hands! I am never without banged up knuckles, scrapes, cuts, bruises. Guess my dream job of hand modeling is out! It's ok. They wouldn't like the poo-smell anyway!
    Thanks, y'all!
     
  6. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do a saline rinse of your sinuses. I had this problem working in the hospital with GI bleeders. Gross smelling feces. Would still smell it after showering. Its stuck up in your sinus cavities! [​IMG]
     
  7. kathleengp

    kathleengp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 words for next time: rubber gloves :)
     
  8. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Airilith
    Chicken poo smell is bad, but swine smell is wayyyyy worse. Trust me! I'd take 5+ showers and my roommate would still complain. After a week of complaints after traveling to the swine center at school, my swine teacher solved my problem.

    Citrus!!! I love oranges so that was my choice, but she said any citrus would do the job. I'd leave a bag of oranges in the shower, and just cut one open for each shower. Just squeeze the juice all over you and you're all set.

    I looked at your BYC page and see you're a Hokie. Did you go to school at Va Tech and take the swine program there? How long ago? My DH worked in the Swine Center for several years, about 4 years ago.
     
  9. thegoldengirls

    thegoldengirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Old fashioned remedy for getting fish smell off your hands after going fishing is toothpaste. We've done it and it seems to work. Has to be the white paste though.
     
  10. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Don't put gasoline on your hands.
     

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