I need help with washing my silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkieluver, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. silkieluver

    silkieluver Out Of The Brooder

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    My white hen bathed for over any hour in a mud puddle, more mud than water. I thought after a few days she would be clean again, well she isn't.

    The weather is supposed to be in the 70's this weekend & I want to give her a bath, but don't know what I should use. I certainly don't want to put anything on her that will harm her.

    Can anyone give me some suggestions?

    Thanks so much, Debbie
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I use baby shampoo for my Leghorns. Makes them nice and soft and then I dry them with a hairdryer afterwards. I've always wanted to dry a silkie with a hairdryer!
     
  3. silkieluver

    silkieluver Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, that makes sense. Too bad you don't live closer, you could come help me. Thanks again, Debbie
     
  4. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    If you can find Cowboy Magic( Yellow Out at TSC or your local feed store) that gets them looking really clean and is what I use or you can dilute some Dawn dishwashing liquid and use that if you want to get the mud off.
     
  5. silkieluver

    silkieluver Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, so the dawn won't hurt them? I am so new at this, I lost one baby this week. I don't know what I would do if something else happened.

    Thanks, at this point I will try anything. She is so beautiful, well, when she is clean that is.

    Debbie
     
  6. lichick28

    lichick28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is dog shampoo for white dogs that takes out the yellow coloring. Dawn wont hurt, isnt that what they wash the animals with at the oil spill sites.
     
  7. silkieluver

    silkieluver Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, good point. Well, hopefully I will have white chicks soon.

    Thanks to everyone for the info.
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Dawn is very effective.
     
  9. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska

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