whiten my birds??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Evelle, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    im showing a few of my pure white birds this year at the fair..
    my problem is they are not so white these days. how can i get them white again??
    wash them yes but what do i use? do i scrub them im kinda scared to hurt them or ruin feathers.
  2. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    East Tennessee
    Wash them with shampoo about a week before the show.
  3. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2010
    Escondido CA
    Tip: You don't want to feed yellow corn to white birds, as it can alter their color, use white corn. [​IMG] Shampoo or dishsoap works too for washing. I even know someone that uses Tide with bleach, very sparingly of course.
  4. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:Tide with Bleach alternative works great if they stained, if they are just in need of brightening you can use a blueing shampoo, or very light amounts of laundry blueing with your water when bathing them. Keep them seperate and in very deep litter after bathing to help keep them clean, you may need to bath more than once if they are very bad.
    if they are sun brassed the laundry blueing works best, just do not use too much as it turn the bird blue.
  5. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Kernersville, NC
    There are also whitening shampoos out there, meant for horses. They work GREAT. You can find them at Tractor Supply or Southern States.
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I use dog whitening shampoo with white vinegar. Make them nice and white!

    Also my pennies worth of the corn myth. I feed corn to my white birds all the time even my big Leghorn cock. He's never gotten any traces of yellow on him as he gets yellow corn almost daily before bed time. Thats why we named him Kernal. Now my white seramas don't get any corn except whats in their Flock Raiser. The pullet is perfectly white while the male has yellow leakage.

    I don't believe in the corn myth but thats just my expirence.

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