I don't. They get wet and nasty looking and they get dry again too. I've read on BYC of folks having a problem with their feather footed birds getting mud balls on their feet, but I haven't had that problem.
My birds are mainly on pasture, but they do like to play in the mud and dirt.
It's 58 degrees right now and there's a steady rain. My birds are out playing and foraging in it. Their feet will look awful later, but it doesn't seem to bother them and they will dry when they go to roost tonight.
Thanks. Mine is a D'uccle and I want her to be pretty, so I soaked her feet and used a blow dryer. Not much fun. It's good to know that I can do it if I feel like it but don't have to. I want some free range Brahmas and was beginning to think maybe not. That would be headache! lol
I don't find it to be a headache and my brahmas free range. My roo has the most beautiful feathered feet and the only time they look bad is when it's wet outside. Soon as they dry again he's back to being Mr. Handsome.
The cochin we have was harrassed by a peacock at his old home (reason he was given to us) and the peacock plucked out about half his tail feathers and pecked off all his feet feathers. He has feather stubs coming in and then one of our hens pecked at those until his feet bled. Then it was revealed that he had scaly mite
Now that the pecking and mites are under control and with winter on the way, I was just curious how long it would take for the foot feathers to grow back. Some of his tail feathers are in.