Chicken foot print

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RyleeandMax, May 23, 2019.

  1. RyleeandMax

    RyleeandMax In the Brooder

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    Hello, I am new here and am so excited to join the community. I have a very odd question that I hope someone can answer for me. My dad is building a new coop for me and he is pouring the concrete slab today. He wanted me to put my handprint in it, but I also want to put one of my chickens(Max) handprint in it as well! I want to get the best print possible obviously, but I don’t want to harm her. Any ideas and or tips?
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    There is no harm to be done.....hold the bird, extend her leg and press her foot in place and wash when done....if you are really worries, you can coat the foot with petroleum jelly or the like, but that is entirely unnecesary
     
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  3. Evelyn Walker

    Evelyn Walker Chirping

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    It should be fine, just wash her foot off afterwards so that the concrete doesn't dry on it. :)
     
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  4. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    What a great idea! :highfive: Please post a picture when it dries! Good luck!
     
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  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    It won't hurt her to print the concrete but concrete is corrosive. It contains lime which is alkaline. Just wash her feet off well when you are done. It will be cute!
     
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  6. What an excellent idea! Will you share a photo when it's done?
     
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  7. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello RyleeandMax.
    Welcome to BYC.
    What @DobieLover said. Concrete is corrosive. Wash the foot thoroughly after.
     
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  8. SPetty

    SPetty In the Brooder

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    We did this accidentally. Didn't even think to keep the chickens off a newly poured driveway, and when we came back the next day, there were chicken prints in it! You may just want to "shoo" her across it to get a few and then smooth out any you don't want!
     
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  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Tightly....or you may have more prints than you planned on.

    Welcome to BYC! @RyleeandMax
    Do please post some pics of your chicken foot print.
     
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