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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by seminolewind, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My Polish have been drinking out of a pan, and pecking in the dirt, and now they have mud caked in their poof.
    (I have to get a pic of this, LOL)
    I have baby shampoo, how do I shampoo their poofs without getting water in their eyes and especially up their nose?
     
  2. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    perfectly_polish knows ALLLL about that! u should pm her, she helped me with that sort of thing
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a front load washing machine?? put them in on GENTLE cycle. [​IMG]

    its must see TV
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Marlin, I figured somewhere, somehow you would come and give me great advice. Thankyou! What a great idea!
    I have a top loader with a glass top. I will just have to make sure that she doesn't get dizzy and throw up.
     
  5. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    If it's a smaller bird you can do it either in your kitchen or bathroom sink, if not you can use your bathtub. Run warm water, hold the bird on its back and put it's crest under the water, then take soap, scrub it in, and wash it out, repeat as needed. If you don't want this to happen again you can tie their crests up with a hair tie, or if they are not show birds you can trim their crests. Good luck!
     
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  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    PP my DH is going to flip out when he sees me washing a chicken's head in the sink, LOL!
    I just don't want water down her nose. Thanks!
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I will have to take before and after pictures
     
  8. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Don't put her whole head under, just enough to get the crest wet and then shampoo with your hands.
     
  9. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Can't wait to see them!
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Bath rub?!? [​IMG]
     

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