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mane and tail

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

  1. ali

    ali In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2007
    newalla, ok
    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

    Jun 13, 2007
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 11 Years

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    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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