Show in a week!!! What should i do to prep my birds for it?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Celtic Hill, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    So i have a show in a week, what should i do to prep my birds for the show? Like what kind of soap should i use to bathe them in? and what should i do so my bantams don't wreck their tails and foot feathers? and any other tips would be really appreciated!

    ~Ian
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I wash mine in a baby shampoo or Suave moisturizing shampoo with coconut oil. It gets them clean, but doesn't strip them like using Dawn or a normal hand soap. Do not go against the feathers, go with the feather flow. Be sure to get all of the soap out, just like humans it can cause irritation if it's not rinsed out completely.

    For your bantams, if you have a place you can keep them, a fairly large cage with deep shavings, they should maintain the feathering they have at present time. The shavings help keep the foot feathers from being broken off and depending on how large the cage is, the tail feathers should also stay in good condition.
     
  3. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Okay Thanks!!!
     

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