My Silkies are Dirty!!!!!! Please Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kookykate328, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. kookykate328

    kookykate328 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    [​IMG] So i have to blue silkies and they are about 2 months old. They tke dust baths with my other chickens which are silver laced wynadottes but it just makes them dirtier. I was wondering can i actully bathe them like with soap and water??? if so how do i dry them and what soap is the best to use. Also just wondering one of my blue silkies is pure white is it humane to well dye it pink using beet juice because i really want it to be pink [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Please Help
  2. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2011
    sitting on the toilet
    you can give them a bath but not with soap
  3. kookykate328

    kookykate328 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Ok so basically just rinse them off and what about the beet juice do i sound mean because i want to dye my chickens???????? [​IMG]
  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    I've seen posts where people use kool aid to dye their chickens...but I'm a bit confused. You have a 'white' blue silkie?????
  5. Kaelinstorm

    Kaelinstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2011
    Quote:Blue Silkie is the full name. Their skin is actually considered blue, so blue it looks black. So Kookykate is right in saying she has White Blue Silkies. Like I have a Blue Blue Silkie....
  6. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been told to use baby shampoo to bathe them. And you can blow dry them after. Apparently they like it LoL
    A pink silkie would look cool (post pics!!) but I have no idea how to do it safely....
  7. emptynester

    emptynester Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    Beaufort, SC
    actually you can use just a tiny amount of dawn dish detergent to help get them clean. I see no problem with using beet juice other than maybe washing out anything that is sticky or that would attract ants [​IMG]

    ETA: a pink silkie would be neat! And I forgot you blow dry them!
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011
  8. kookykate328

    kookykate328 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Well yeaa some how one of my blu silkies turned out pure white its weird but i wanted to make her pink. So yeaa and does anyone have silkies if so how do you wash them!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
  9. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    St. Charles, IL
    We have to wash our chickens now and then, if they got under the roost at night and are all pooped on, or if they ate an egg and have it all over themselves. Once they had mites, and we used Adams Flea and Tick dog shampoo, it smells great. New Puppy smell great.

    Blow drying a chicken can take about an hour. Free feathers dry in a minute or two, but when they're still attached to the chicken it takes a very long time, just be careful not to burn the very delicate skin beneath the fluffs, always keep your hand inbetween the hot air and the chicken as you try to fluff it, so you can stay aware of how hot its getting.

    Our chickens like a bath and a blow dry. They hold their wingies out, lay on their sides as if in a sunbathing experience.
  10. kookykate328

    kookykate328 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Ok well thanks everyone I'm gunna go wash them and dye them ill post pics within the hour !!!!!! [​IMG]

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