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TOPIC: Washing Birds

Washing Birds 6 years 4 months ago #312

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I want to get a head start on learning the proper technique of washing my birds in preparation for shows and want to practice on a couple. What do you use and how do you go about washing a chicken?
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Re: Washing Birds 6 years 4 months ago #361


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Ive seen it different ways. Dipping birds in 2 different tubs, one for soap and 1 for rinsing.

a concoction in a tub that coats and washes the birds..

I prefer to use miracle groom a horse product, I spray each section and scrub. dries faster than water and has conditioner in it..
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Re: Washing Birds 6 years 4 months ago #579

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Tim_Neves wrote:
Ive seen it different ways. Dipping birds in 2 different tubs, one for soap and 1 for rinsing.

a concoction in a tub that coats and washes the birds..

I prefer to use miracle groom a horse product, I spray each section and scrub. dries faster than water and has conditioner in it..

When you say Scrub do you actually scrub the feathers?
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Re: Washing Birds 6 years 4 months ago #580


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Yes I scrub them in the same direction .
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Re: Washing Birds 6 years 3 months ago #1099

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I did a test run on one of my birds using a soap solution in warm water and rinsing in a slight less warm tub of water. I washed and scrubbed him and used a towl to soak as much of the water out of him. It was a sunny day so I just put him out in a drop pen, but he was not looking so good and was shivering so I took him in a used a blow drier, once he was dry he perked right up. The feathers looked a little rough but the nex day he looked great. Any pointers on drying would be apreciated as well as anything else you may see that I did wrong.
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Re: Washing Birds 6 years 1 month ago #2248

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Tim_Neves wrote:
Ive seen it different ways. Dipping birds in 2 different tubs, one for soap and 1 for rinsing.

a concoction in a tub that coats and washes the birds..

I prefer to use miracle groom a horse product, I spray each section and scrub. dries faster than water and has conditioner in it..

Where do you buy Miracle Groom?
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Re: Washing Birds 6 years 1 month ago #2253


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I use three buckets. One with ivory liquid soap, one with vinager, snd one with plain water. I hold them in a towel for a few minutes then put them in the pen. I don't let them dry in a wire pen. By the next day they look real good.
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Re: Washing Birds 6 years 1 month ago #2255

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we like to wash them, dry some of the water off, then place them in a box with clean shavings. let them stay inside over night. put them back in the pens that have shavings. you needed to do this at least a week before the show.
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Re: Washing Birds 4 years 6 months ago #9963


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I like to wash 2 to 3 days before the show. It gives them more time to groom. Then you can touch-up before the show.
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