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Using bluing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by emzee, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. emzee

    emzee Songster

    Aug 18, 2009
    I'm showing my white silkies this year and I use bluing to get them whiter. However, I have a question about bluing: do you have to 'soak' your chickens in it for it to work? If so, for how long?

  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Use it very sparingly! Make the solution very weak. I always just rinsed with it and then followed with plain water, if you use enough shampoo that should get them fairly clean. You can also use the Purple shampoos for gray hair, but again use caution as it will leave a purple cast on the birds.

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