How to bathe birds with Apple Cider Vinegar

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GracefulBantams, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    I know you can bathe birds (for shows) with ACV, and it is suposed to help make them look very nice.
    Has anyone here tried that?
    How do you do it?

    Thanks,
    Grace [​IMG]
     
  2. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Why would you give a bird a bath in ACV? Wouldn't that make them stink?
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    The vinegar is supposed to help cut the soap out of their feathers. I've heard of folks putting a cup of vinegar in their rinse cycle instead of using fabric softner because it's excess soap that causes the stiffness of clothing and the vinegar helps remove it.
     
  6. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone tried the "White Minx" hair color rinse on white chickens? We used to use it on white manes and tails and it took the yellow right out. Put too much on, though and you get purple! Since hair and feathers are basically made from the same stuff, I bet it would work. I THINK they still make it.
     
  7. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, giving a chicken a bath!!!! Hmmmm, my flock is dirty then.... [​IMG]

    yes Vinegar in wash also...gets bad smells out, vinegar in as softner is good, vinegar in dishwasher gets hard spots out...I should know ...make my own laundry soap, dishwasher soap....

    Hmmm a Bath....[​IMG]
     
  8. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Just to clear this up, one doesn't actually bathe a bird with ACV. You just put a little of it (about three tablespoons per bucket) of it (or white vinegar) into the rinse water to cut the soap suds from the wash cycle, as it were. [​IMG]

    p.s. Thanks Dustin. (Will be working more on your family tree today, btw.)
     
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