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.
Virkon 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.
I 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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