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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:36 pm

okay david keep groveling
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:29 pm

i do that most days ian...... lol! its become a way of life now..... lol! im only kidding about her really, i dont know how she has put up with me for all these years..... Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:15 pm

Sorry no grovling from me as the family comes first everytime
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:15 am

yes don, same here....it has to do doesnt it. thankfully im not too restricted with my birds most of the time. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:36 pm

Not the same here at the moment mate
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:44 am

Once or twice a week I bath my birds if it's raining I don't bath them I add a bit of condy's crystals to it not much Smile
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:56 pm

potassium permagnate great stuff for the bathwater
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:37 pm

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potassium permagnate great stuff for the bathwater
Maybe Smile Smile maybe not Wink Wink O/S. Garlic, bleach/vinegar/salt. Virkon S, eucalyptus/tea tree oil or even copper sulphate to name a few others & at times etc Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes just plain water can be of benefit I've found.
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:41 pm

I like the pigeons to have a bath, it tightens the feathers up and helps them moult ( I think...lol )

the only thing I put in the bath water is salt and vinegar.
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:08 pm

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potassium permagnate great stuff for the bathwater

How much would you use in a bath daz, found some here I had over from my fish keeping days.
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:47 pm

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potassium permagnate great stuff for the bathwater

How much would you use in a bath daz, found some here I had over from my fish keeping days.
By all means, use it all up Lofty  Smile Smile "PP CC". Then may I suggest here lol! lol! lol! from someone that knows absolutely nothing at all etc, you just get a plastic jar/container, I use a 500 ml plastic jar filled with water & 1 garlic bulb. Sit it out in the sun for a week to cook Smile Smile & suck it all in Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes before placing the water mix in your bath water for the birds, then keep re-using it over & over again. Cheap as chips Smile Smile but Boy oh Boy, does it have an effect as such Wink Wink.  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:52 pm

about 1/4 tea spoon full up to 2 buckets of water atb
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:16 pm

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potassium permagnate great stuff for the bathwater

How much would you use in a bath daz, found some here I had over from my fish keeping days.
By all means, use it all up Lofty  Smile Smile "PP CC". Then may I suggest here lol! lol! lol! from someone that knows absolutely nothing at all etc, you just get a plastic jar/container, I use a 500 ml plastic jar filled with water & 1 garlic bulb. Sit it out in the sun for a week to cook Smile Smile & suck it all in Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes before placing the water mix in your bath water for the birds, then keep re-using it over & over again. Cheap as chips Smile Smile but Boy oh Boy, does it have an effect as such Wink Wink.  cheers

Anything with garlic will have me throwing up all over the garden, so I think I'll leave that one knackered lol!
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:17 pm

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about 1/4 tea spoon full up to 2 buckets of water atb

Nice one daz, thanks buddy.
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:35 pm

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potassium permagnate great stuff for the bathwater

How much would you use in a bath daz, found some here I had over from my fish keeping days.
By all means, use it all up Lofty  Smile Smile "PP CC". Then may I suggest here lol! lol! lol! from someone that knows absolutely nothing at all etc, you just get a plastic jar/container, I use a 500 ml plastic jar filled with water & 1 garlic bulb. Sit it out in the sun for a week to cook Smile Smile & suck it all in Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes before placing the water mix in your bath water for the birds, then keep re-using it over & over again. Cheap as chips Smile Smile but Boy oh Boy, does it have an effect as such Wink Wink.  cheers

Anything with garlic will have me throwing up all over the garden, so I think I'll leave that one knackered lol!
Why lol! lol! lol! you would only be smelling it as such Smile Smile the birds will drink it with gusto & joy etc. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:05 pm

It's the smell that does it for me , just turns my stomach and I start heaving all over the place
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons/ bathing   Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:01 am

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It's the smell that does it for me , just turns my stomach and I start heaving all over the place
Smell Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes early in my trade here lofty Smile Smile I did all the maintance issues at a place where they made tennis strings out of  animal gut etc amongst  other things. Some thing shocking Smile Smile in the smell department as such & you would have just loved a job there Wink Wink I suspect. 2 flyers I knew well back then, King & Johnson worked there & were neighbours, with one marrying the other ones sister at the time & you lol! lol! lol! always knew when they come straight to the club from work with their birds. The old dunny man Smile Smile "Back yard job" was Mr clean in the smell department as such Wink Wink compared to the 2 above.
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