After finishing Johnny I worked up the energy to do the next two. I mean, how bad could it be?
I figured it best to get Kuckoo out first. If I tried to get Coco he might go on the defense and try to flog (kick and spur) me. He didnt want any part of it, but with a little effort I was able to get in there and get my hands around his body and pull him on out. I put him in the cage and went on to get Coco.
There is one good thing about these chickens with big hairdos. They dont really see you coming...lol. I was able to pick up Coco without any problem. I had her before she knew I was there. She is relatively easy going anyway.
With them both set into the cage I rolled around to the patio and the picnic table once more. Same process...but much much easier. No kicking, biting, flailing about. Just got it done and got their pen dusted and hayed, and back they went. I was SO glad they were cooperative. I really expected Kuckoo to be more aggressive, but he really wasnt at all.
With Johnny being a black bird, he most likely will not be needing a bath. All a bath will do for a black bird is dull the shiny feathers, and we dont want that.
With Kuckoo and Coco...they are black AND white...so yes, they will be getting a bath and blow dry. Probably this weekend. I hope, if I have time.
Next on the list will be Thelma and Louise, the two silkie pullets and then lastly I will be doing Rod, my best Sultan roo. He will need the most pampering so I am saving him til last and he will stay inside, and so will the silkies in holding pens to moniter their feathered feet and keep them clean and white.
These next three will be easy...and I will indeed have pictures of bathes and blow dries. :)