Yesterday I gave my chicken a bath. At the end of the post from yesterday I shared a picture of my feathered friend, Calypso. Calypso was a hot mess. She is a White Crested Black Polish hen and that big mop of feathers is her claim to fame. I love it. It stayed well-kept all last winter, but this winter I fear she has been into a bit of mischief or something. She was looking rough. Yes, my little hen was going to get to have a bath. Not for medical reasons as she did last year. No, this was pure vanity. It was time.
We were out of no-tear shampoo (from a reader suggestion on Facebook. Hi Sharon!). We did have some no-tear conditioner though. It didn’t get her as clean as I would have hoped, but it is a HUGE improvement. And she is soft.
Giving a chicken a bath is surprisingly easy. Calypso actually seems to somewhat enjoy it. The head shampooing though? Not a fan from what I could tell.
Tada! My pretty girl is back!
Have you ever bathed a chicken? Do tell!