What Chicken Zealots Do...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by countrygoddess, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here in Vermont we have recently had several storms which have given us about two feet of snow in total (so far). This evening I went out to feed my girls and button up the house for the night and found one of my SG Dorkings out in a drift and unable to move. Something must have spooked her and she flew from the house, landing in the powder.

    I plucked her up and almost just plopped her back in the house, but realized that the warmth of her body had melted the snow she was sitting in so her underside was all wet. Since it was dark and the temp was dropping, I did the only thing a chicken zealot would do: brought her in and put the blow dryer to her. She really seemed to love it! Her eyelids were drooping and she made no attempt to get away. Sweet little thing. =) Afterward, I took her back out and set her on the roost between two of her roommates. All better!




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  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Awww that's sweet. I always seem to be looking for an excuse to bring in a chicken,and drag my feet taking them back out.
     
  3. dreamcatcherarabians

    dreamcatcherarabians Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't it amazing that they love the hair dryer? I thought someone was pulling my leg when I read about bathing and drying off the chickens and then I tried it and found out it was all true. I love the days when I open "Pat's Chicken Beauty Salon" and bathe and fluff a couple of chickens. LOVE snuggling them up while they dry a bit, wrapped in a towel, and then drying them with the blow dryer, we all seem to really enjoy it. I drag my feet something awful when it comes time to take them back out too. LOL! SILLY Chicken Zealots! I like that btw.
     
  4. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was surprised at how long it takes for feathers to dry! I would have dragged my feet taking her back out, too, but dinner was being served up... =(
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Great story - I'm sure she spent a much more comfortable night since she got to play beauty parlor. You're a good chicken mom!
     
  6. dreamcatcherarabians

    dreamcatcherarabians Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, next time, time it better! [​IMG] I like to plan to grab whoever needs a bath early in the afternoon, on kind of a bleh day, bring 'em in and give 'em a nice warm bath and then I wrap 'em in a towel to soak up as much excess as I can. Then we sit down in the recliner, chicken papoose all snugged up in the towels and have a good snuggle for a while. Then I blow them dry. Whole process usually takes 3 or 4 hours, only because of snuggle time, and then back out she goes. It's AMAZING how relaxed and happy I am after an afternoon spent grooming a chicken. [​IMG] Isn't that the craziest thing you've ever heard? 4 years ago, before I had chickens, I'd have told you that you were totally out of your mind if you'd told me I was going to bathe a chicken and enjoy it! HAAAAH! [​IMG]
     

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