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Okay.. how do you keep white baby chicks clean?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fdnick, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    are they too young to bathe? they love to roll in the water then the dirt and muck :O) must be a boy chick [​IMG]

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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you could keep them warm and dry them up you could carefully give them a bath or wipe them down. I just gave up with my white birds... they are now brown and yellow tinted.
     
  3. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Sorry to say it only gets worse with age. My ameraucana (who is pure white) was dust bathing today in the rain. She's covered from head to toe. I asked her how she planned on getting clean and she just gave me a look. [​IMG]
     
  4. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    Well.. at least she did not talk back, just a look is OKAY :O) .. LOL
     
  5. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    Whats with the yellow tinting?? course we have the same problem with the horses and there white manes and tails.. I think you are right though.. let them have fun and just be chicks :O)
     
  6. Rebel Chicken

    Rebel Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really have a problem with my white chickens other than their foot feathers. I'd just take a warm wash cloth and wipe the chick off. Make sure he/she doesn't get too cold though!
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    NO mud problem! Let me guess... you have grass still and it doesn't rain/drizzle 300 days a year?
     
  8. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    HAHAHA.. nope we are in Spokane and no issues yet though the hubby just said a strom is headed our way next week its supposed to rain all week!! BUT we can sure use it :O)
     

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