Head feathers on Silkie are dirty

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dani813, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. dani813

    dani813 Out Of The Brooder

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    My little Silkie is just a dirty mess now from eating watermelon. How do I clean the feathers on the top of her head?
     
  2. chixbvs

    chixbvs Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a similar problem with my Houdan after eating yogurt- stuck her head feathers in it, and everything she got into after that (shavings, dirt, other feathers) ended up stuck to the top of her head. Gave her a shampoo in the kitchen sink with baby shampoo, and let her spend the night drying in a crate in the bathroom, good as new !
     
  3. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same problem with my polish sometimes. I am just afraid to stick her head in water because I am so scared I will get water down her nostrils and drown her. [​IMG]
     
  4. dani813

    dani813 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I give her a bath, is it okay to use the blow dryer on a low setting?
     
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Quote:Yes. Just make sure it's low as possible, and not too hot or cold(warmish...)
    Good luck and I hope your Silkie girl gets clean soon! [​IMG]
     

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