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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BigB, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. BigB

    BigB Out Of The Brooder

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    so i left for the 4th and had some one feeding my chicks for my and they let the watter turn over so they where laying in pop for a day or two and now all my chicks smell so bad


    I know they hate watter but can i give them a bath in some warm watter and just a bit of dawn soap. i am guessing that dawn is safe thats what they wash all the oil of of sea birds

    what to you think
    Bigb
     
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Its o.k. to bathe them. A mild baby shampoo would be better and Castile soap would be better yet. Dawn dishwashing soap removes grease; that's why they use it on the oil spill animals. I'm sure its fine if you don't have anything else. Just make sure they get dry without getting chilled....
     
  3. BigB

    BigB Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 16, 2010
    Thank you
     
  4. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think once their environment is clean, they will get themselves cleaned up. Maybe just a wipe with a wet cloth??
     
  5. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Noodleroo: bathe them in something mild, like baby shampoo. Maybe even just water to rinse them off.
     
  6. BigB

    BigB Out Of The Brooder

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    washed them to day they are all fine and look way better

    wroth the time
     
  7. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I bet they feel a lot better, too...they probably feel like 'momma's home!'
     

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