washing chicken, what soap to use

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Autumn D, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Autumn D

    Autumn D Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to wash my chicken, what soap should i use, human shampoo, dog shampoo, dish soap, hand soap? thanks and please replie quickly as i'm washing him right now.
     
  2. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never needed to wash one. They're pretty much self-cleaning unless you spill something on them.
     
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  3. MrsCadenhead

    MrsCadenhead Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard to use Dawn on them. I hope my response does you good at some point, I'm a little late! And I politely disagree with the above poster, sometimes chickens can get dirty butts and poo cakes in their feathers.. I have one fluffy butt Orpington who apparently is too high and mighty to clean her own butt. The rest do pretty good for themselves :)
     
  4. applebutter14

    applebutter14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got told by poultry showers to use ivory dish soap.
    I hope this helps!
     
  5. jenna2030

    jenna2030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard dawn to dawn dish soap also kills fleas
     
  6. rukkus

    rukkus New Egg

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    so you cant get dawn in australia. any aussies on hear know whats the same?
     
  7. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes you can buy dawn in Aus. Baby shampoo is probably gentler.
     
  8. Chick whisper

    Chick whisper Out Of The Brooder

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    I Use Dawn:)
     
  9. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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  10. rukkus

    rukkus New Egg

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    ha sweet. any idea what shops carry it but? i live in country victoria so i have a pretty small selection of shops... might avta find somewhere online. might just get the baby stuff...
     

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