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Silkie Baths?

post #1 of 5
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I have 2 Silikies and 12 other various other breeds. Well, my Silkies insist on sleeping under the roosts. Sooooo they constantly have chicken poop on them at all times. It's driving me crazy, but I'm at a loss what to do. Any suggestions?

2 Barred Rocks, 2 Sexlinks, 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Silkies, 1 RI Red, 1 NH Red, 1 Australorp - I like variety, lol
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2 Barred Rocks, 2 Sexlinks, 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Silkies, 1 RI Red, 1 NH Red, 1 Australorp - I like variety, lol
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post #2 of 5

Could you make a box for them to sleep in so they would be protected from the poop falling? Maybe you could put a poop catching tray on top of the box.

post #3 of 5
Well I would bath them and put in poop boards under the roost so the poop don't fall down on them and just clean the poop boards when they get nasty u could put sand on them and then just take a cat pooper scooper and just put the poop in a bucket and carry it over to the garden
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Poop boards are a great idea. I do deep litter, so I guess I could just scrape it off to the floor. 

2 Barred Rocks, 2 Sexlinks, 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Silkies, 1 RI Red, 1 NH Red, 1 Australorp - I like variety, lol
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2 Barred Rocks, 2 Sexlinks, 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Silkies, 1 RI Red, 1 NH Red, 1 Australorp - I like variety, lol
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post #5 of 5

I have silkies too.  I found that they will roost if there are roosting poles lower to the ground.  I have added a few for them that are out from under my larger birds.  This helped with the issues.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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