Vaseline Mess

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by loonstruck, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. loonstruck

    loonstruck Hatching

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    So... I read to put bag balm or vaseline on my pullets' crowns to protect from frostbite. So far so good on the frostbite, but their heads are just black with dirt stuck on the goop. I want them prettied up for showing off to holiday company. Any tips on cleaning/shampooing their heads?
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I wouldn't put water on them if its that cold there that you needed to put on vasaline. Try wipe it off perhaps.
     
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

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    [​IMG] I thought I would need to do this as well but so far so good![​IMG]
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yes, wipe it off. And use lot of towels LOL!
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I have not tried, but strongly suspect, that if just wiping doesn't do the job well, it would be useful to put on MORE vaseline and then wipe. Think of it as 'rinsing with vaseline' so to speak [​IMG]

    You may not need as thick a coating next time?

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  6. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Mine look the same way too
     
  7. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Songster

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    warm up some baby wipes?[​IMG]
     
  8. saladin

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    Another good reason to dub.
     
  9. I'm chuckling here because using vaseline is like using hand lotion- just a little and rub it in gently. You are going to have fun today- use clean rags!
     
  10. Russo's Roost

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    Quote:OK, you've got me, what is it to "dub"?
     

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