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How To Clean A Silkie

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lacrystol, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    My Silkies are free range and we have had a lot of rain lately. I noticed two of my boys are a total mess. I would like to clean them up but not sure what or how I should do it. Do I give them a bath and use soap or shampoo or just soak them until all the mud comes off? how can I get my white roosters to look white again instead of dirty tan from the mud???
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    People bathe silkies all the time -- and other chickens, especially for showing. A little mild soap and a dishpan or sink will do. I know there are posts/threads on here talking aobut how to get them white safely, I've seen it discussed, but don't remember what they use.
     
  3. mshuey1

    mshuey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] use baby shampoo.
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Baby shampoo OK, I hope my husband doesn't think anything different. ha ha ha
     

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