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post #21 of 23

Thank you all for the most valuable information. I'm new to having chickens. When I saw the ball at the end of my girls tallons, I thought, oh boy, what the heck is that. Only one of my girls has the mud balls. Now I know how to take care of it!!

Thank you all!!:cd

post #22 of 23

Mine are like this too! I've posted a thread myself about it. But mine seem to manage it themselves? I wouldn't try to treat it until they get older though, because they seem to be managing at the moment. They get it, it goes away. They get it again. I'll see how they go when they're a big bigger (and maybe more careful!). 

 

- Sunny

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I'm Sunny, (aka Temmie no. 149) and I own two Silkie bantam hens and a Silkie bantam rooster, Mr. Feathers (the hen, despite his name!) Missy Chicken and Prince Pom Pom (formerly Princess, since I bought 'her' as a 'pullet'!).
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I'm Sunny, (aka Temmie no. 149) and I own two Silkie bantam hens and a Silkie bantam rooster, Mr. Feathers (the hen, despite his name!) Missy Chicken and Prince Pom Pom (formerly Princess, since I bought 'her' as a 'pullet'!).
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post #23 of 23

Maybe you all could try some deep litter in your coops and runs so that mud and feces is no longer such an issue?  I've never seen or heard of such a thing before and I've been doing this a long, long time.   I free range, so it's not ever been an issue here but if I were keeping in a pen and run, I'd definitely be doing a deep litter system that would eliminate the factor of too much mud and too much poop. 

 
Matthew 10:32-33 - Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJdx9BtTob4

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Matthew 10:32-33 - Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJdx9BtTob4

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