H ot summer days and the only thing we are thinking about is cold shower or a bath on a near lake or a river. Although chicken don’t like water that much as we do, and usually don’t bath the same way as we do, cold water bath in these hot days will probably come more than welcome.
Here are some tips how to give shower to your chicken and ensure they are clean, fresh and satisfied.
For the beginning you will need three containers, wide enough and not so deep, fill it with water until the middle. In the first container put just the plain water, in the second one add some soap so the fine foam is made, and the third one is planned for water and vinegar, so your chicken can get extra shine on this long summer days.
Chicken’s water bath contains four steps. First you get chicken wet, then we soap her in a container with a soap, we rinse her with plain water, and then slowly dry them, one by one, with a hair drier or with towel if it is so hot outside.You should be extreme carefully with the first tube, as this can be freaky surprise for them, especially if they have newer this kind of experience before. Whatever you do, keep the chickens hear above the water, as they are the animals that can drown easily, especially if they get panic. No matter of this until the second tube your chicken will get used to water, and in the last one tube they will definitely enjoy it.
The same as this, your chicken will enjoy in their own way of having bath, somewhere in some whole, with a dry warm soil. Dust bath is their own mechanism for cleaning and refreshing, and no matter we may find this kind of bathing a little bit wired or not effective, the most of the chickens enjoy it and don’t need any extra care, as far as it concerned their hygiene.
However, in these warm summer days we recommend to offer them fresh water bath in a way we described because it can just make them happier and more satisfied, and you can even expect more eggs from your chickens, as happy chickens always give more eggs.