washing a chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cam123, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. cam123

    cam123 New Egg

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    hi i have a white sultan and she got in the front yard and walked under one of my cars now she is a black striped white sultain is there any way i can wash her
    thnx
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I gave my Cochin a full bath with warm water and dawn soap due to another chick pooping over her entire back with a runny poop. I made sure I fully washed the poo out then fully rinsed her in the kitchen sink. I blow dried her on the low warm setting until she was fully dry. My Cochin looked really good after her bath! I had no idea she was that dirty.
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Agree on Dawn Dishsoap. That`s what they used to clean the wild birds caught in the oil spill. Put a capfull of vinagar in the rinse water.........Pop
     
  4. Pertica

    Pertica New Egg

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    I just gave my white leghorn a bath because of the badly dried up poop on her bottom. When I reached the blow dryer phase of the job, she was highly upset and would not be calmed down. Right now she in in the coop (it's warm but windy) and is slowly drying off. I've heard that white leghorns are jumpy and flighty; this one is!
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    In our weather, being put back in the coop wet would be a favor to the chicken!
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other posts. Mine don't seem to mind the water. I also have sprinklers in their yards and they love to get wet.
     

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