So very sad! =O(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Terry, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Terry

    Terry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had just bought a pr of silkies (PQ i was told)and put them in a temp pen for now. Well when I went out to feed water etc I started to really look at them. I saw so much dried poop on the males feet and legs and the girl on one o her legs had string wrapped all around her toes and leg. I just don't understand how ppl can treat animals this way =O(
    Anyway... goig to give them a warm bath and and blow dry now and I hope they will be okay. Has anyone else given theirs a bath? I think I should use baby shampoo but any suggestions or comments?
    PS there is also 2 eggs in there with her but she is not sitting on them.
     
  2. kpara

    kpara Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG! that is sad. i have bantam cochens but there is no poop on their feet?
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Oh my - good thing they found you!!! Yes, we've bathed a chicken before. We used a bucket with warm water and some baby soap. If all you need to wash is their feet, this might work best. Might want to set out an area with some DE so they can dust bathe and kill any cooties at the same time. Hope they are ok and good luck!
     
  4. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Yes you can give your chicken a bath, Just make sure they are good a dry before returning them outside. The eggs, thats breakfast. lol How about some pics as soon as you are done. [​IMG] peace
     
  5. Terry

    Terry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thx for the advice all done now... shew!
    Well she is just the sweetest little thing I swear! She let me do whatever i had to to. I think she knew I was trying to help her maybe. [​IMG]
    So it was 52 with a cold wind here so I decided to get one of my old St. Bernard's puppy crates n fresh cedar to put them in and leave in house for now. Well the male got loose and had to ask my hubby to help me boy is he FAST! lol (rooster not hubby) any way I did not give him a whole bath just feet and rear endas suggsted. She got the works poor baby lol It took me awhile to get the string unwrapped , it was so tight in some spots and embedded in others with dried poop mixed in just HORRIBLE! [​IMG] Gave her a bath, blow dried her and put a little vaseline on her boo boo's.
    My goodness how so very thin they both are =O(
    Boy do I learn the hard way (sight unseen from auction never again!)very stupid mistake sigh [​IMG]
    Well guess what? Neither one of them have black skin hmmmm [​IMG]???? Oh well 2 late don't care I love them already!(in my whole 3 days of having them)
    I will keep them and care for them until then end ![​IMG] Hope I do well for them thx 4 listening so here r the pics

    Stringed foot

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    1st bath!

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    getting blow dried

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    all better

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    ahhhh

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    his blow dry

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    nap time - see her under his rear end lol

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  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    cedar shavings are a big no-no. You should remove them asap.
    Do a search here................

    I looked it up real quick and I guess the oils in the cedar cause respiratory and eye irritation

    They look good and they are much better off without that stuff on their feet [​IMG]
     
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  7. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Oh my yes - they are toxic to birds. Use pine only.

    Congrats though - you did a wonderful job! I can't believe the poor things had their feet tied like that! They are lucky to have you!!!
     
  8. Terry

    Terry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG!!!! okay I am now sitting here holding them both
    hubby is cleaning it out
    i didn't want to take any chances
    i only have hay then which they had outside
     
  9. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Whew...disaster averted!!! Until they are dried off, you can even put some newspaper on the floor. It's better than slipping and sliding and it's only temporary but much easier to clean!
     
  10. Terry

    Terry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many many thanks for respondng so quickly I glad I refreshed the page! klf73 and LilRalphieRoosmama
    You are my heros of the day! !!!!![​IMG]
    Thought I was gonna need CPR for a minute there Sheweeee
    I had a hard time finding this post again guess I was so upset lol
    Where do I do a search on here or did you mean google?
     

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