Washing your chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Izzymoon, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Izzymoon

    Izzymoon Songster

    Apr 19, 2012
    My Coop
    The other day I notice Flower has quite a poopy butt, so I took her inside put a trash bag in the bottom of the sink, filled it with warm water and washed her off. She was really good and didn't complain at all. She proceeded to go straight to the nesting box and laid an egg shortly after.

    Do you wash your chickens?



  2. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Songster

    Jul 9, 2011
    New Jersey
    She sure looks like she enjoyed her bath![​IMG]
    Last summer I gave my 5 girls a bath -when the weather gets they'll all be getting baths again.
  3. dreamcatcherarabians

    dreamcatcherarabians Songster

    Jul 29, 2010
    I do bathe them if they start having messy behinds or looking kind of .......bleeehhh. They all seem to enjoy the bathing and the blow drying. Not that they'll admit it once I put them back out, but the entire time we're bathing and then I wrap them in a towel to absorb as much water as possible, so they get cuddled a while, and then they get blow dried, they are coo-ing and looking blissful. It's hysterical.
  4. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Oh yeah! Poopy butts get washed, as well as crusty feathered feet.

    I friend phoned me right after I'd washed the fleet. "What are you up to today?", she asked. "Washing my chickens", I replied. "You're what?" she exclaimed. Well, why not?

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