What do you use to spot clean your chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rivers2011, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. rivers2011

    rivers2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm taking one of my chickens on the bus tomorrow (we're going to see a vet) and was wondering what other people do to spot clean chickens.
    She has injured feet so she likes to lie down a lot in her miniature run. Unfortunately, she'll often end up on top of poop and when she was sitting on my shoulder earlier today I noticed the strong smell of that poop on her feathers. I've already given her two baths since Saturday, so I don't want to stress her out by giving her yet another one but I want that smell gone.
    Would rubbing alcohol too harsh?
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Yes that can be a bit harsh and drying to the skin IMO
    I have used baby wipes on mine many times to spot lean them or 2 parts water and 1 part peroxide and then a cotton ball to get the bad spots.
    GL at the vet 2morrow


    --laura--
     
  3. rivers2011

    rivers2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    baby wipes sound like a great idea!
     
  4. Tina D

    Tina D Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about those wipes you can buy, to freshen up dogs between baths? I'm not sure what the ingredients are, but I'm sure it'd be safe for chickens? I saw them at Shop Rite the other day.
     
  5. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    i still prefer the baby wipes (the senseative ones) they are a lot cheaper and you get tons more [​IMG]
     

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