How Do You Make Feathers White?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by got2bskilled, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. got2bskilled

    got2bskilled Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a dirty rooster that I want to make pretty for the county fair.

    Any ideas on how to get dingy feathers bright white? I tried soap and water without any luck. I think he felt dejected

    after the first bath... so I dont want to bath the poor guy too much :)

    PS- he is a Silver Laced Polish (frizzle) ~~~
     
  2. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    For my white silkies, I use the poultry shampoo, and white vinegar. It usually helps... [​IMG]
     
  3. got2bskilled

    got2bskilled Out Of The Brooder

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    Ohhhhhhh... I did not think of vinegar!!! VERY SMART! Sadly, I dont have poultry shampoo around.

    Should I spray his feathers with vinegar and let it soak.... and then shampoo with human shampoo? Or do I just make a wash out of the white vinegar>?

    If it will work on your white silkie, then it should work on my frizzle :)

    thanks! :)

    I am sooo excited thinking about how pretty he is going to be. ~~
     

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