Poofy Silkies....Question?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SundownWaterfowl, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. When I see silkies they look like fluff balls. How do you get their feathers all fluffed up to they look like little fluff balls.
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    They keep themselves fluffy here. We don't do much other than an occasional bath if someone gets too dirty. Otherwise, it's all natural.

    Jody
     
  3. How do you bathe a chicken?
     
  4. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Quote:You don't ever have to, unless you show them, but I am told you fill two tubs...one with water and a squirt of Dawn detergent, and another just water. Then you dip it a few times in the dawn water and a few times in the rinse water. I may be wrong, I've never done it, nor do I want to...they probably wouldn't lay for a week after that trauma! hehee
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Don't forget to blow dry on the low heat setting! [​IMG]
     
  6. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Haha I would love to be there to watch someone try and blowdry a chicken! Hahaha:lol: Especially for the first time. If anyone ever does that please post a video:lol:
     
  7. lol. that would not be fun.
     
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

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    I have a chicken book somewhere that says to add a very small amount of laundry blueing to the rinse water when you are washing a white chicken. I guess it makes their feathers look whiter. I always wondered what would happen if too much blueing was added... Hee hee.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    There are photos on here smewhere of people bathing and blow drying their chickens. It is very common with show chicken and also sick/hurt chickens that have to be cleaned up to help prevent infection. I haven't ever wash a whole chicken but I have had to wash at least the back half to inspect for problems and injury.
     
  10. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    I wash them in the kitchen sink, they generally behave well and like the warm water. And the silkies go into a sort of trance when you blowdry them, they love it!
     

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