Meet My Silkies

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mljohnson05, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Just wanted to post pics of my 3 Silkie Ladies...They are so laid back, Love their baths and fall asleep to the hair dryer on them.
    My 5 year old son Loves them so much, an they even put up with him holding them.

    So What do you think of them?
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    Last edited: Jun 24, 2011
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Lovely hens!
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I think they are gorgeous!!! [​IMG] Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     
  4. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are gorgeous!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Quinn4321

    Quinn4321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2010
    P.A/M.D border, USA
    Pretty Pretty! [​IMG]
     
  6. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Thank You...I gave them a bath and a blow dry....and wanted to share them while they were clean...LOL
     
  7. XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX

    XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful birds! I love your silkies. [​IMG]
     
  8. RGBistro

    RGBistro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're stunning!

    Sooo... newbie question here... How does one give a chicken a bath, per se????? Soap? No soap? Keep 'em warm? Sink? Bath tub? Any magic to it?

    - Kim
     
  9. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    I do mine in either the tub or the sink (depending on their size..and if they like baths or not [​IMG] )

    These Silkies Love bath time, so it is no issue...most chickens will hate it..so good luck...lol

    But I use wither dish soap, or no tear baby shampoo cause it is gentle on the skin.

    I put a little water in the tub, and then leave the faucet going on slow so i can rinse them under that (careful around eyes and ears).

    Then I towel them off and Use a blow dryer on low to medium on the cool to warm setting...This is my chicks fav. part and will generally fall asleep...lol

    Remember: If the hair dryer is hot to you ....then it is hot to them...and always keep the dryer moving (never stay in one spot) [​IMG]
     
  10. RGBistro

    RGBistro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you!

    ...stay tuned for my upcoming "my chicks disappeared after bathtime" story. [​IMG]

    - Kim
     

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