My first experiance with giving a chicken a bath (pic heavy)!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by wolfbaine30, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. wolfbaine30

    wolfbaine30 Crazy Rooster

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    Ok. Now this is my very first time of giving a chicken a bath.....ever. Now the little guy in the pic(at least I think is a guy),is Zack,our Delaware.Its butt fluff looked a little on the ragged side so I decided to try giving it a bath.So here I go looking up on BYC on how to give a chicken a bath,found real good info,and went to work. I got the water ready with a cap full of dog shampoo in it and went and got my boy.
    The post I read said that it would relax the chicken and it would enjoy it,but I was in no way prepared for what was about to happen.I slowly eased the bird down in the water and it didnt protest.So I got the cup and started to pore the water slowly between its shoulder blades. Then as I was pouring its neck feathers started to raise on end,and i was thinking I was about to have a very mad chicken on my hands. Then the wierdest thing happened........it turned in to jello and layed down on its side.
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    And of course the drying process..[​IMG]

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  2. llamagirl

    llamagirl Out Of The Brooder

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    This was too cool! I would have laughed my head off. I do believe you have one relaxed boy there.[​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    [​IMG] Love it!! LOL. He sure liked that spa treatment you gave him!
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    He is in spa heaven! Well done.
     
  5. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he looks like he is almost asleep
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I came back to look again and I find I have an overwhelming urge to begin singing

    Rock A bye Baby

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  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    That is so cute!! He looks like he loved his bubble bath.
     
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I just loved it!! [​IMG] I had to wash one of my hens, and she did the same thing. I told my daughter to hold her head up, didn't want her to drown. I imagine, it must feel realllll good. Great job you did there! [​IMG]
     
  9. bantyhen'sfriend

    bantyhen'sfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, he's sleepy! I guess a warm bath does that to you! I've never heard of dog shampoo, though. I've always used some Dawn dish soap in a bucket too deep for their feet to touch, swirl them around long enough to clean them, then rinse in another bucket. I use bluing shampoo (for horses or cattle) in another bucket if they're white/buff/stained. [​IMG] Always worked fine for our CornishXRocks, the filthiest birds in the world.
     
  10. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too precious!!!!
     

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