Same thing happened with my cats! My oldest female cat was peeing in our laundry room every single day! Cat pee is probably the absolute worst thing to clean. The smell NEVER goes away. I spent tons of money on "miracle" cleaners, only to have the smell come back when it dried. You know what works better than anything store bought? Vinegar and baking soda! It actually dissolves the microscopic urine crystals that leave the smell behind. The vinegar smells for a little bit, but it neutralizes the odor AND helps keep the cats from going back to that same spot. works on old and new spots. I was told that most cleaners have ammonia in them which attracts the cat back to that area and can make the urine smell stronger. Another thing we did to keep the cat out of that room completely, was to get one of those automatic spray air fresheners (you can even get one with a motion sensor) and out in on the floor. Every 8 min or so, it sprays and makes a "psssssst" noise that sounds like a hiss and scares the cat away! Totally worked!
Some of our chickens like being inside more than others. Our SS who is an internal layer and often feeling unwell, likes to come in the most (I think because the others pick on her). She loves sitting by her people flock. Here are the kids watching a (too scary) movie and she seemed to be concerned that they kept yelling. Lol
Our absolute fav (and first) house chicken was an overly flighty EE named Hoot, who was being bullied by the flock. We brought her in to give her a break and her little personality blossomed. She used to purr constantly and snuggle. We loved her so much! Sadly, a hawk got her. Everybody who met her was so sad!
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Not a hawk!!! But she is so sweet looking!! :( I didn't even meet her and I am sad!!
Lol @ that first pic, she is like "why u do dis hooman? why you so scared? Don't be afraid, I will peck their eyes out!"
Chickens are so sweet. i wish you could easily potty train them... I would totally have them all inside LOL. Good thing about night time is they dont move after dark, so its easy to catch their poop!!
i had made PJ's a little place to sleep next to my computer monitor/TV because it was the highest available flat surface in the room lol.
I have since done away with that, because she seems to be totally fine using a rubbermaid tub in one of the computer chairs as a bed now, before it was a box on the floor, and I really dont think she liked being on the floor one bit. It is much easier to clean the rubbermaid (I have a blanket in the bottom, topped with a puppy pad, then two layers of paper towels, I just change out the paper towels each night unless she has a really wet poop or the water leaks like it did once) and no chance of poop getting anywhere on the carpet, plus she has food and water in there, which she will sometimes gets one last nibble and drink before she goes to sleep for the night. i usually bring her into the bedroom about 8 or 9 when i sit down to watch TV, she LOVES watching TV so much! She has really gotten used to staying up past her bedtime now lol. Even when it is getting dark outside, she waits until its almost pitch dark to hop up on the porch. Sometimes when I'm outside I put her down in the back yard to mess around while I tend to everyone else. For a week or two I decided to let her try and be an outside chicken instead of an inside chicken lol... I would go out every night and find her standing on the back porch next to the back door like "Let me in its scary out here!!" Then she came down with some diarrhea so she has been back to living the pampered life again. I guess we will just keep on pampering, she is much happier that way. I can't put her back in with the other chickens, her leg is too messed up to be mounted by a rooster, she is too slow and might get attacked by either the other chickens or a predator, and I would not be able to live with myself if something happened to her. So I guess she is going to officially be a house chicken. I have thought about taking her with us when we go camping. She really is not all that mobile, so its not like she is going to wander off, she is easily contained. I wonder if there are any rules/regulations about what pets you can and cannot bring to the campground???