Kids show this Saturday...HELP!!

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  1. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, so I guess I waited a little bit last minute. But my kids have a poultry show on Saturday. I really want to teach my kids to do it correctly. We've had their birds in separate cages for about two months to get them pretty. But what do I do now?

    When do I bathe them? And what with. I have that VetRx but no clue what it's for or what I'm supposed to do with it. A breeder told me about it so I bought it.

    I know I need to do something with their beaks cut their nails and I believe also the knob on their leg. Sorry I have a brain fart so I can't think of what it's called.

    The boys are showing black Rose Combs. I know their feathers are very very delicate so I'm not even sure what to do.

    The girls are both showing Cochin bantams. One has a barred cock and one has a silver laced hen. How do I make them look any more pretty than they already are?

    Honestly the silver laced is not that pretty. Bummer.

    Thanks for any and all help.
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should bath them a week befour the show.
    You put washing liquid into lukewarm water and then
    Wash them off in plain lukewarm water.
    Rub the feathers with a towel in the direction of the feathers
    And then dry them with a hairdryer
    Cut their toe nails with a nail clippers
    Barley cut them as there is blood vains in their nails.
    I'm not sure about how to trim the beak.
    Befour a show put petroleum jelly on their feet beaks and comb to shine them up.
    Just a small bit as you don't want a lump of it going onto the judges hands :)
    Also check the bird for any bit of dirt and run off the dirt
    Gently with a baby wipe

    Goodluck with them
    Fionn.
     
  3. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  4. Bantambird

    Bantambird Overrun With Chickens

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    There is a very concise article on bathing birds at wikihow.
     
  5. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  6. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apple cider vinegar is the best.
     
  7. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For what?
     
  8. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good. That's all we have. Hehe
     
  9. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use diluted baby shampoo and then rinse with apple cider vinegar then trim etc
     
  10. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great. I have that too.
     

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