washing white birds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by muddyhorse, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    how on earth do you get white birds clean [​IMG] We have our first apa show saturday. I washed everybody I could not get the white cochins and silkies feet white. I used three buckets, soak, soap (dawn) and swish. also how long should their nails be ? please and thank you
     
  2. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard of people using Mrs.Stewart's Liquid bluing on white animals to make them more white. My mom and Gma use it on clothes and they are pretty white. It says on the bottle that you can use it on animals, and it is nontoxic and Biodegradable!
    I have never tried this because I do not have any white birds, but thought it might help you!
     
  3. ChickenFamilyof5

    ChickenFamilyof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dawn and lots of scrubing......................spents a couple hours washing chickens last week just for the Fox to come eat them......argggggggggggggg
     
  4. Slater1995

    Slater1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have White and splash Cochin's and I use Liquid Bluing. A word of advise. You dilute just a little in the water. If you put it on too strong you will have a blue bird. I washed my chickens fist with shampoo and then filled the sink with warm water and put the blue in and mixed it up. It should make the water a light blue (Sky Blue) color. Then I soak them in it for about 5 min. or so. I pour it over their back to make sure I get it all over them. Then Rinse them good and dry them. It does work pretty well and the birds look great.

    Hope this helps. Good luck at the show.

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  5. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I want blue birds! My white birds are all gray from dirt... silly things... where do I find liquid blue?
     
  6. Slater1995

    Slater1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    chickensducks&agoose :

    I want blue birds! My white birds are all gray from dirt... silly things... where do I find liquid blue?

    It is in the laundry Isle of the grocery store. I know that Krogers and IGA carry it. Not sure about any others. It is about $3 a bottle​
     
  7. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    i used vinegar and borax on my silkies and it cleaned them right up
     
  8. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    how much vinegar and borax ? together or separate ?
     
  9. Turner

    Turner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to go to a tack store and get any of the equine soap the is for washing horses with a lot of white ie.. Paints, Apps and grey/white horses, any white markings and light or white tails with.
    It will get rid of all the yellow etc - just make sure that you dilute it in a bucket and do not leave it on to long. Works great! Good Luck
     
  10. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts

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