What type of shampoo for chickens is safe

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CochinBrahmaLover, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Hi I'm new here I was wondering if some of you could give me some advice?
    I got 3 new chickens today [​IMG]!! But their last owner had a smelly barn and now they smell like, I don't know just gross [​IMG]. So I was gonna put them in some water and clean them like show birds but we have no cat or dog or any other type of animal shampoo so I was wondering if its OK if I use human shampoo. Also I have an old english game rooster (hes BEAUTIFUL) and I want to keep good care of his feathers but I got him as and adult so he not the most tame so I was wondering if any of you know any tricks for keeping a rooster with inch long spurs calm [​IMG].

  2. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Songster

    Jul 2, 2011
    http://www.wikihow.com/Bathe-a-Chicken here's a link on bathing chickens [​IMG]
    Once you've washed them once and got rid of the stink, they'll take good care of their feathers themselves with dustbaths and preening. If it's wet or they have nowhere to dustbath, give them a tray of ash mixed with dirt.
  3. Thank you very much!!
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  4. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Songster

    Jul 2, 2011
    No problem! Have fun xD It must be very messy trying to give a chicken a bath.

  5. Yes It is and bloody when dealing with the rooster especially when its bred to have huge spurs LOL not fun
  6. wow, my first post, a YEAR AGO! wow
  7. thatchickenlady

    thatchickenlady Chirping

    Nov 15, 2009
    New York
    The link is to some very good info on bathing chickens... By the way, I love Alaska, have been on some cruises up to your great state in years past, have also been to Barrow long ago. Can you say what town or general area you're from? [​IMG]

  8. Fairbanks, out of town, we love it too. I love grouse hunting! Never got a moose tho, once it was SO mean tho, we saw a BULL moose, on the SIDE of the road (just my mom and me so it would be hard if it wasnt close to the road to get it out to our house or truck) only prob was we didnt have a rifle, it was outof season and we didnt have a tag
  9. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging 8 Years

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I use children's liquid bubble bath. I lined them all up this morning, as a matter of fact, and washed crusty butts and poopy feathered feet. No need to rinse, either.

  10. LOL i just posted on my very first thread for no reason, i didnt need help XD [​IMG]

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