Chicky poop out of the carpet?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DoctorGoose, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    So, I've just finished about two hours of cleaning the carpet in our spare bedroom. The last batch of chicks I had took it over (quite literally, they were flying over the fence and settling on the bed)...and now I can't get the poo out of the carpet. Yes yes, I've learned my lesson--raise chicks in the garage! But Oy veh!

    Here are the things I've tried so far:

    Carpet cleaner (obviously)

    "Spot Shot"


    Steam cleaning

    Brute force!

    Any ideas/home-made recipes?
  2. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    If you have this product in your area, it will get nearly anything out of carpet, including chicken poop.

    Folex, available in NC at Target
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2007
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I just googled it and it said to pour peroxide on the stain and let it sit for 20 minutes, then to put some white vineger in with your steam cleaner solution and hopefully that will take it out LOL
  4. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    See we're not the only "crazy" people out there with chickens in the house [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. I use a tiny bit of clotheswashing powder in warm water as it lifts dirt from "fabric" and i class carpet as a "fabric!
    works very well with cat urine too!
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    OxiClean or Oxy-Boost works well on carpet stains for me. It shouldn't be used on wool carpet and it's always a good idea to test a spot for color fastness, first. It works similar to the way peroxide works, but we can get it in a big bucket and use it for lots of other things, including cleaning concrete, boats and laundry. You can spot treat or put it right in the carpet cleaner. The hotter the water you mix it with, the better it works. Oxy-boost has more of the active ingredient and no artificial fragrance, so I get that.
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I use the Woolite Petstain and Odour Remover with Oxygen. You spray, let it sit on the stain for 5 minutes, then dab with a clean white cloth. I got a whole bunch of cheap white facecloths at WallyWorld. Then I put a folded up papertowel over the wet spot and weight it down with a phonebook.
    If it doesn't come out the first time you can repeat it.
    I use it one the liquid poop AKA Splort.
    The solid stuff I let dry and sweep up with a dustpan and brush.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2007
  8. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Try white vinegar. It'll help the smell too! [​IMG]
  9. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    Okay, so I've conducted a clinical trial. I purchased three of the recommended "carpet drugs" that were suggested for the treatment of impacted chicken poop.

    Here are the results:

    This is the carpet before I started. It had been sprayed with Spot shot, vacuumed and steam cleaned.


    The drugs, next to their respective cleaned stains.


    For ease of use : 1) Folex. 2) Woolite Oxy 3) Oxyclean

    The only reason Oxyclean was a little harder to use was that I had to make a paste and rub it in (it actually turns hot in your hand when you add water! SO COOL!) The Woolite Oxy was harder to use because you have to keep it tilted at a certain angle. Folex simply allows you to spray and blot. No rinsing.

    For ultimate cleaning power 1) Oxyclean 2) Folex 3) Woolite Oxy

    Now, in all fairness to Folex, its stain was much darker and a little larger than the others. After it sat for about five minutes, the stain was removed completely. I used it later that day to clean out some cat vomit, and it performed admirably.

    However, when all three were used on fresh mango stains, none removed the stain.

    Smell: Now, none of these smelled at all, since they had been cleaned already. But, as far as the cleaners' actual smell goes 1) Woolite Oxy 2) Oxyclean 3) Folex.

    Both Oxyclean and Folex have a sort of organic smell to them--but since Woolite Oxy is marketed for pet stains, it also has a deodorizer in it.
  10. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Gee, I never believed that Oxy stuff really worked... You should go on the info-mercial. They could do a great segment on chicken raising in the house, and how OxyClean will make cleanup a snap! I'm sure that would sell like nothing else - at least to anyone who ever got chicken poo in their carpet

    I really do need to go to bed now... [​IMG]

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