What is the best way to dust a chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    How do you hold the chicken when you dust it. Do you rub the dust in? I'm talking about bug killer dust.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I've heard of people putting the body in a plastic bag and puffing it around. I don't know how that would work with sharp claws though the bag. I just turn them upside down and sprinkle. Of course I have to shower when I'm done since it goes everywhere.
     
  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    Some people use a powder puff thing and with a mask on your face - lift up wings and stuff and fluff away. It may be awkward, but it works. Then like Silkie, take a shower. [​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    How do you dust a chicken?????


    With a "feather duster" of course!!! [​IMG]

    Actually, I hold mine upside down, and they hold thier wings out...then POOF! Dusted!
     
  5. MS9325

    MS9325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well at are local fair, we hold them upside down and dust them that way, works great.
     
  6. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    justusnak
    that was my first response. but then I remembered Purplechickens deal about silkie chickens and how they might make good feather dusters....
     
  7. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry seminolewind . I realize your question was serious.

    I'm just being silly. Got some new wine today and had more than a glass or two. Hey it's good wine. I think.
     
  8. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dust my layin boxes. then i put the dust in the holes in the runn where the chickens roll and dust. that way its not so bad for me or them.
     
  9. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:I do the same as johnnyjack, I use food grade De sprinkled/sifted in their favorite dusting spots and let them dust themselves.

    Dawn
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Just make sure you don't get the dust in or around their faces.
     

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