Is it wrong to blow dry a wet hen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Gonzo, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    the other night I brought my Australorp Mable in the house and put her in a chair in the kitchen and blow her dry with the blow dryer... which she seemed to enjoy. It was cold outside and she was soppin' wet! My mother laughed at me when I told her what I did... Did I do the right thing? I thought a wet cold hen would'nt be able to get her Temp. back to where it should be..
  2. cobrien

    cobrien Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    Oakland, CA
    You did the right thing!
  3. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    The funniest thing was she stood there on her own and let me do it! Mables beauty shop!
  4. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    of course you did the right thing......and I know she is grateful....Mable, maybe not your Mom !!
  5. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    Western MA
    Hmmm, first a blow-dry... what's next? Massage and pedicure?

  6. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    My son was feeding her bread while I was drying her, I'd say mable would want a buffet with her beauty parlor... (my kids call Mable fatty... I heard my 8 yr old argue that she's not fat, she's big boned! )[​IMG]
  7. Chickiemom1012

    Chickiemom1012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    I have a silkie hen that I have actually bathed several times, she was sick and confined for awhile, and she sometimes just get really dirty with all that fluff. She LOVES the blowdryer, if she'll sit there ther's nothing wrong with that. Mine sits for a full 45 min to get completely dried.

    It's what any nice chickiemom would do
  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Definitely the right thing to do!

    My big fluffy white silkie hen LOVEs the blowdrier!!!! [​IMG]
  9. kimboolah

    kimboolah Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a white silkie who likes to get dirty and I can't stand the sight of her that way. So I bathe her in the sink and blow her dry with the dryer. She loves it, and will lay down on the towel and flap her wings out so I can get all her bits dry. Hilarious. She really seems to like it!
  10. mychickensrock

    mychickensrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    Our girls LOVE the blow dryer!!! Just the other day, I was soaking one of our girls feet in some warm water (bumblefoot) and dang if she didn't lay down in the water. I swear she did it just so I'd blow dry her. I'll dry them if it's been a cold, rainy day too. They stand perfectly still and enjoy it!

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