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Showing Shampoo

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Ms~Silkie~Girl, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    New York STATE
    I was wondering what shampoo or soap do you use to wash your ducks and chickens with for showing. I'm not sure to buy a show shampoo or just use dawn dish soap. Thanks!
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster 9 Years

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    I used an all purpose animal shampoo that I bought at the feed store.
  3. Ryu

    Ryu Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    Everybody's got their own special set up. Back in the day we always used the baby laundry soap (Dreft--something like that).

    We use Ivory or goats milk soap, a diluted vinegar rinse, final rinse with diluted glycrine or a fine spritz of olive oil, finished at the show with a touch of Pinks and a silk cloth polish.

    I've heard of people using tide with bleach alternative for white birds.

    You name it people have used it I think. As long as it's not too caustic, and you rinse it all off, and keep them warm while they dry you should be ok. I think it takes some trial and error to accomodate your water and the birds type of feathering.

    I'm sure the treatment for Cornish is very different from Silkies.
  4. fowlmamma

    fowlmamma Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    northeastern pa
    I Use Dreft Laundry Soap Or Dawn Works Great

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