When to bathe?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SilkiesForEver, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello,
    I have a white bearded Silkie pullet and she is really dirty, does any one know when its okay to bathe her?
    I don't want to stress her out.
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Bathe her when it is warm out, or if you bathe her inside you can dry her with a hair dryer. If you think she really needs a bath, then okay, but they don't really need it unless they're going to a show.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It would help us answer your question better if we knew where you were from. For instance, I live in Va and the weather has been quite warm here. I've already bathed a few of my white birds twice this year. I bathed my girls because they had some poo stuck to their bottoms. I don't bathe them for just being dirty. Chickens bathe themselves.....in dirt. They're dirty birdies :p Good luck.
     
  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes we were planing on showing this year.
    Thanks!
     

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