mane and tail

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ali, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. ali

    ali In the Brooder

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    i'm getting the welsummers ready for the state fair. i read in this forum that bathing is a plus and conditioner another. no one has ever said (to my knwledge) what kind of conditioner. so i bought mane and tail shampoo and conditioner, it says not to rinse, i was wondering will this harm them? and one more time, what' s the best time to bathe and condition, the day of or.....
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I would bathe them about 2-3 days before showing and not use the conditioner. They have to preen up their feathers so it's not really like fur. You bathe them a few days before so they can put their natural oils on their feathers. Maybe someone here conditions and can tell you what they use.
     
  3. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Songster

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  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Mane and Tail is fine, I use it on my horses, and in a pinch, I myself have used it. Look into Show Sheen as well.
     

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