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boots for chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ch1ckChick, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Ch1ckChick

    Ch1ckChick Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens have so much fun outside they'll come out after it snowed and walk all around in it. I want to protect their feet from the snow. So how could I make boots? I already tried sandwich bags but that didn't work. What are some other things I could try?
     
  2. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could knit them some... or do the sandwich bags and then put elastic around the top to keep it on, maybe that would work better than what you tried.
     
  3. Ch1ckChick

    Ch1ckChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Would walmart bags work
     
  4. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those seem too big but you can try it. The chickens probably would just like to play in the snow without big bags and then go inside when they are cold.
     
  5. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A vet recommend this stuff for my hens to help protect their feet from bumblefoot and other damage. It won't keep their feet warm but it will help help protect and prevent buildup from snow and ice :).
     
  6. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, might help if I added a pic. Sorry :)
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  7. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found that amazon.Com carries it if you're interested. It's around $10.00.
     
  8. Ch1ckChick

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    Thanks I'll try that
     

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