What is madder than a wet hen?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Dogfish, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    24 wet CX and 2 BBB turkeys.

    Big rainstorm over the past two days, and I learned something important. Face the covered end of the tractor to the weather. They were wet and dirty, so one by one, I cleaned them up in the shop sink, spraying them off gently, then soaping them down lightly, and then giving them a very good rinse. They were not pleased. Not pleased at all. They look 100 times better, and the water beads up on their feathers again. I didn't take a picture of them dirty, but here is one after the bath.
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    and 2 hours later after they had dried.
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    Happy dry chickens and turkeys
     
  2. Chicken411

    Chicken411 Songster

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    Cute [​IMG]
     
  3. petrelline

    petrelline Songster

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    Awww, poor wet meaties. [​IMG]
     
  4. Bossroo

    Bossroo Songster

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    To asnwer the question of what is madder than a wet hen... the owner of said wet hen !!! [​IMG]
     
  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    yep storm got us last night, washing chickens today too . . . where is summer IT"S JUNE!!!
     
  6. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    It is Juneuary in Washington.
     
  7. mainemomof2

    mainemomof2 In the Brooder

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    I had never thought of washing the chickens. Is this something that you do whenever they get/look dirty?
     
  8. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    i love that there are a bunch of white chicks, and 2 that are different colors
     
  9. Farmer_Dan

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    Indeed! What a crazy storm the other day.
     
  10. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    The dark birds are turkeys. I separated out the turkeys and two of the runt CX, and put them in the separation pen.

    The reason I washed them is that it got so wet in their tractor that the poo turned to liquid, and they were a light brown. Just trying to keep them alive for another 2 weeks, and they were certainly much happier.
     

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