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How do you keep your feather footed chickens feet cleaned?

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I was just wondering, mine have a little bit of poop on them and I was wondering if there was an easy way besides a bath

Mom to 2 wonderful boys (Noah 10 and Isaak 5), 2 zebra finches, 1 black australorp, 2 EE's,  1 BLRW Roo, 1 Rouen Kahki campbell cross,1 cayuga rouen cross 1 domesticated grey mallard drake. 1 bbb turkey, 1 turken, 1 partridge cochin bantam, 2 french Gunieas
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Mom to 2 wonderful boys (Noah 10 and Isaak 5), 2 zebra finches, 1 black australorp, 2 EE's,  1 BLRW Roo, 1 Rouen Kahki campbell cross,1 cayuga rouen cross 1 domesticated grey mallard drake. 1 bbb turkey, 1 turken, 1 partridge cochin bantam, 2 french Gunieas
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I don't do a thing.  They'll scratch around in the dirt enough to clean their feet...and the rest of them.

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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My SILKIES are just 4 weeks old and I have about 3 out of 7 that tend to get poop on their feet . They are still in their brooder ,though I keep  a strick cleaning  upkeep on them ,realising you just cannot keep them really CLEAN. I observe feet and butts  at all intervals while they are being handled for  brooder cleanup  and socializing.
It is funny as it is always the same three that I need to take a warm wet papertowel to and at times a small pair of scissors to remove the real stubborn hardened poop. These three are my nosey ,get into trouble girls so probably get into more you now what......
I cannot wait until they are in their coop and 2 runs. I will  truly,really have  a time trying to maintain "pedicures!"

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I'm planning sand in my runs and I went to wal-mart & got astro-turf door mats. They are like $3.44 a piece or something random. I cut them into four pieces (per mat) and attached them to the ramps that the chickens use to go in/out of the coops. It helps some. Although some of my ditzy breeds (Creves & houdans) fly in/out because they are scared of the mats. LOL I put these on all ramps even the clean legged birds--thinking it would cut down on the amount of snow/ice/water/mud/poop tracked into the coop. We'll see...it's only been a few days...

Rare Feathers Farm is located just outside of Okanogan, Washington. We specialize in rare and critically endangered poultry.
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Rare Feathers Farm is located just outside of Okanogan, Washington. We specialize in rare and critically endangered poultry.
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My poor cochin Bobby gets his feet so full of mud he waddles even more than usual, so I grab him up and dip his feet in a bucket of water, go back and forth a little . This is only when he is super caked with mud. I have to do it to a few of my hens too that don't have feathered feet. Works great smile

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I was looking to order some feather footed chickens at my husband's request (his first interest in our chicken endevore, so I am excited to help him find some!) Does anyone know where I can order some so late in the year?

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Originally Posted by gritsar 

I don't do a thing.  They'll scratch around in the dirt enough to clean their feet...and the rest of them.


X2, I have a silkie and a silkie/cochin cross...we don't do anything

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Anconas, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers, Aracaunas, Gold Comets, Black Sex Link, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Production Red....new chicks...new flock!
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