Washing Chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by [email protected], Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Scylla@aol.com

    [email protected] Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm looking at pictures of some beautiful birds, especially a white silkie. I have to imagine that those birds are washed. Does anyone wash their birds? What do you use? I've taken Nellie and just dipped her in a bucket of cool water to wash her off and cool her off. So does anyone actually wash those fluffy white birds?
     
  2. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious about this also. I have a few silkies that I'm always tempted to wash, but I have no idea how? I'd love to see them all fluffed up [​IMG] I'd like to hear how you go about it and what you use for shampoo? Thanks!
     
  3. Hannah Jesenko

    Hannah Jesenko Out Of The Brooder

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    My sister has white silkies, and she washes them in warm water with some mild baby shampoo. Also I read that keeping white birds out of the sun keeps their feathers cleaner.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2012
  4. GatorInBama

    GatorInBama Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 white cochins. I don't wash them at all and they are as white as snow.[​IMG]
     

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