My sizzle hen is a mess!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickylouwho, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. chickylouwho

    chickylouwho New Egg

    Jan 19, 2015
    I have a white sizzle smooth hen...well she should be white anyways. Her head feathers have black something hanging off.....I was just wondering if I could make her day a little brighter and try and bathe her? and if so what should I use.... Or should I just use plain warm water. I have three sizzles actually and they did fine as chicks when I had to wash the other end, I don't want to harm her sight in any way.....please please advise.....task

  2. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    You can bath chickens, soaps you can use... I would assume that something like a baby soap would be safe, or dawn dish soap... and don't forget to make sure she's nice and dry you can even blow dry them just make sure that you do not burn the bird while you blow dry. Good luck with bath time, welcome to BYC.
  3. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Sorry I just realize that you're talking about mainly washing her head so I would try the baby soap or plain water... :)
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with your Sizzle! It's usually best to avoid washing chickens, especially when it's cold out. But, as long as you don't get her too wet and it isn't too cold where you live, go ahead! [​IMG]
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
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    Some breeds with big crests are prone to mites or lice there. You might want to look around well for them before bathing her. If she does have them your others probably do also. You would want something to kill the parasites when bathing. If you are going to bathe and use a hair dryer., you can put a towel around her and she will probably nap till she builds her body heat back up. Some folks say the birds love a bath and hair dryer so much, they fall sleep standing up.

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