Guess who just had a bath?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by AnimalsComeFirst, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ME!

    Kidding... my 2 chickens, Gloria and Penny just had their first bath. (I couldn't stand their stink any longer!)
    I didn't do their back, but I did their legs, bellys and rear ends.
    WARNING: Pictures may make you giggle or gag.

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    Gloria, 9 am sharp at our back door!

    Luna: WHAT? I GET TO HAVE A BATH! YAY!!! Wait, what? The CHICKENS?
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    Penny drying off...
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    Hey, if you're gonna photograph me, get my good side!
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    Gloria lost some feathers in the process...
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    I warned you that you might gag!
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  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Gloria looks like she is hitting her stride in the molt department [​IMG]



    The girls are looking good. How is the scaly mite doing on their legs?
     
  3. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup... she's thankful its only 55 degrees in the middle of november!
    Well... the mites.... I've been treating them both everyday with vaseline.... I have been trying to pick off some pieces of the scaly stuff.... I'm not worried yet though because I read it could take 1 - 2 weeks for it to heal.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] You denied them a blow dry! My chickens would kill for a blow dry! [​IMG]

    Plus they fluff up and look prettier [​IMG] I have bathed nearly every one of my chickens. I ALWAYS bathe when I get a new chicken. Seems breeders don't pay as much attention to their smell as I do [​IMG]
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Yes, it does take time - remember they got as bad as they are slowly.


    I have read that soaking their legs - in warm dawn dishsoap water - helps to soften the crusties from the mites and then you can take a little pick to pick at the gunk under the leg scale or a brush to lighty scrub the leg/scale. Once dry, then soak the legs in mineral oil.


    I bet those girls feel 1000% better and are so excited to see you every day. [​IMG]
     
  6. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor little wet hens! Hope they feel better really soon [​IMG]
     

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