Wurshin' Chickens for show!

Rare Feathers Farm

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
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Pleasant Valley, (Okanogan) WA
My Coop
My Coop
So I think I have a good idea for how to whiten my white bird...but what about washing a black one? I thought I'd read somewhere you don't wash a game chicken? She's not particularly dirty-looking....but she's never been washed, either. Do I just trim her nails & wash her feet? Do I wash the entire bird?

How soon before the show do I wash them?

Does anyone have any other tips for a nervous newbie?

I'm taking three of my birds...and it's next weekend. I'm leaving next Friday morning and the show is next Saturday!
 

purelypoultry

Songster
Aug 2, 2008
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Fremont, Wisconsin
We wash all our birds a week before a show. Wash the entire bird first in a flea and tick dog shampoo, then in vinegar water and then in plain rinsing water. The vinegar takes suds of out the bird and the flea and ticks are to get rid of all the bugs.
 

Rare Feathers Farm

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
13,102
73
326
Pleasant Valley, (Okanogan) WA
My Coop
My Coop
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Do all chickens have bugs? I've looked at mine and never seen any...my husband thinks it's our climate...or maybe it's because most of all are hatched here and it's a new coop...thanks for the tips, though...that means I get to wash them this weekend!
 

pips&peeps

There is no "I" in Ameraucana
Jan 18, 2008
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Newman Lake, WA
I'll be thinking of you while I do mine too......
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