Need help whitening the feathers of my white silkie show chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenshower8, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. chickenshower8

    chickenshower8 Hatching

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    I have three white silkie show chickens and need help whitening their feathers. How can I make their feathers more fluffier and what products can I use to get stains out?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  5. Eepster

    Eepster Chirping

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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! The other posters gave you great links/info.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. TwoCrows and Kelsie2290 have given you some good links for getting your White Silkies ready for showing. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Silkies.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. I've found that just washing birds often makes them fluffier. Using whitening dog shampoo has also helped my white chickens.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    "Bathing and grooming silkies for show " is a very thorough piece. I do believe it discusses getting whites brighter etc. It's been a while since I read it. White silkies to be shown are sometimes kept out of direct sun( covered run) and some people feel feeding too much corn can make the feathers yellowy.
     

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