HELP! How do you bathe a chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lifesong Farm, May 22, 2011.

  1. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 6 week old turkey poult that got out and into my flooded barn. He is now covered in ick. How do I go about giving him a bath. Someone mentioned using my cold hose water and just spraying him off. NOT going to do that. He is to young for the cold. Help please.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2011
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Give the chick a bath in the house either in the sink or bathtub with warm water and mild soap. Be sure to blow dry, so your chick doesn't get chilled. Good luck. I've given 2 bath's so far.
     
  3. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I used the bathroom sink and puppy shampoo. He freaked about the dryer so I put him in the brooder under the lamp and he is happy as can be now. Since he had the sludge in his eye I also put some ointment in it to prevent infection. Thank you. I have never had to give a bird a bath before and I was worried with this being a baby.
     

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