Ashby Racing Pigeons

Young Birds Bath

Young Birds Bath

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We’ve been having some great weather here in Utah.  On Sundays I like to put out bath water for the racing pigeons.  The young birds love it.  I add a little Virkon S and Borax to the water.  The pigeons always look spectacular when the dry off and I never had a problem with lice or mites.

virucide for pigeons Virkon SVirkon S is a virucide and disinfectant.  Sickness can be easily spread through bath water.  Adding a little Virkon S greatly reduces the chance of anything being spread or contracted from the bath water.  You can read more about Virkon S here.   I add about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon to the bath water each time.

 

Borax for Racing PigeonsI also add Borax or “20 Mule Team Borax” to the bath water.  The amount I use amounts to about 1 tablespoon per gallon.  Borax cleans up the birds feet and makes their feathers clean and soft.  This also is a great natural deterrent to lice and mites.

Your birds will look spectacular!

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