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What kind of soap for chicken bath time?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Catalina, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    For anyone that bathes their chickens - what kind of shampoo do you use? Gentle baby shampoo or dog shampoo or....?
     
  2. SloCrevs

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    I use a hypoallergenic puppy shampoo. I picked it up @ a pet store, rather cheap actually. Before that I had another brand(same thing though) that I got at Walmart, yay for $4 a bottle!
     
  3. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    We use baby shampoo for most colored birds. But we use a bluing shampoo on the solid white birds, as well as mrs.wrights liquid bluing in their bath water. I hear some people use vinegar too, but I don't.
     
  4. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. BlueMoon

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    Just to get them clean, I've used two low toxic detergents. Dr. Bronners and Ecover. Both worked well and didn't take forever to rinse out the suds.
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I've used baby shampoo, but there was a clearanced doggy shampoo that's all herbal that I bought this week for a buck at work.
     
  7. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    I missed the memo, am I supposed to be bathing my chickens???[​IMG]
     
  8. V Chic Chick

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    Quote:Only for showing [​IMG]
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Or if they've rolled in something icky...
    Most of the time, dustbathing is enough to keep them clean.
     
  10. hipmarye

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    The only time I've bathed them was to show and we filled 3 containers with water. We mixed tail and mane shampoo in the first, white vinegar in the second and fabric softener in the third. They looked marvelous!
     

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