I often have chickens that want to explore the house every now and then. Usually, once they have their fill of that adventure they don't ask to come in again. Anyhow, since chickens do one thing VERY well, something to keep their droppings off the carpets and rugs is kinda important. A simple and effective solution is to use a ziploc sandwich bag and 6" or so garbage bag or garden tie (like the old bread wrapper ties). The ziploc is important because it helps hold the bag open. Just poke the tie through the top by one of the folds, place the bag over the vent while lifting the wings slightly to place the tie underneath. Poke it through a hole along the opposite seam, pull it tight enough to hold, twist and wha-la! A disposable chicken diaper. Here's a few pictures of Foggy sporting her diaper. Please don't laugh at her bald head, since my favorelle has been mating the girls have become a bunch of skinheads. It's not pretty, but otherwise they aren't any worse for wear and I guess its better than bandannas around the legs to denote their gang affiliation. By the way, I have chickens that love to come in and clean up after my dogs. They are especially fond of the rice and vegetables that I mix in with their kibbles.