CLEAN CAGES!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ducclebreeder, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. ducclebreeder

    ducclebreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    I have feather legs, and i wondered if there was any way i could keep the cages a little more cleaner without having to go outside every hour.
     
  2. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wood chips and DE. A bigger enclosure?
     
  3. ducclebreeder

    ducclebreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply! anyone else have any ideas?
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    My Coop
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    I keep my feather legged pigeons in large cages with wire a wire grid floor. The spacing between the wires Is big enough for the poop to just fall through, but small enough for the birds to easily walk on it comfortably. Under the cage I have sand in a tray. each week I sift the sand and throw away the dry poop, re using the sand. It works really well.

    The birds free fly and outside they stay clean because they are not walking in their own poop.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    How big is the enclosure, and how many birds do you keep in it.?
     
  10. ducclebreeder

    ducclebreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    The cages are about 2ft wide and 3ft deep. During breeding season we keep 2-3 birds in a cage. When that's over we keep 1 sometimes 2 in a pen.
     

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