How to bathe silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenbuddy, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
    Okay, I hope this is in the right section....

    It has been raining....alot, and I have two silkies who look pathetically dirty and wet, and their feet/leg feathers are all muddy and crusty.
    Any suggestions on how to bathe them? Warm water and baby shampoo perhaps?
    I'm new to the feather legged breeds.
    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
    Anyone?
    *frantically searchs site for similar threads...*
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Warm water and baby shampoo would be fine [​IMG] Or you could use Dawn dish soap. Make sure the water isn't too hot. Make it something you would be comfortable in. Afterwards wrap them in a towel and blow dry them (it takes a while. All those feathers hold A LOT of water.)

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  4. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
    Thanks! Now to catch them. (mine aren't the tamest birds)
     
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

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