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Dirty chicken feet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ladyhawk124, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. ladyhawk124

    ladyhawk124 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Girls constantly have dirty feet. I have a very large coop and run for my 12 chickens. I have poop boards under my roosts. No matter how much i clean up their poop they still seem to find a way to walk through it. Should I be concerned because my chickens frequently have poop stuck to their feet? [​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    My chickens often have dirty feet. I wouldn't say that's its unusual. After all, they don't know better to avoid piles of droppings or avoid stepping in mud.
     
  3. ladyhawk124

    ladyhawk124 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply...I thought I was being a worry wort but being a new chicken mom I did not want to over look something if it could cause them harm. I have become quite attached to my girls[​IMG]
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Yeah, it's maddening when they plow right through a stinky puddle of cecal poop. Then jump into your lap.

    So, I sympathize. It's one of the main reasons I use sand in my run. It's easy to keep the poop scooped up and if they do get poopy feet, the sand usually helps clean their feet.

    The only ones you really need to be concerned about are feather-footed breeds like Cochins and Brahmas. If I notice mine with poopy feet, they will get a foot wash. Mud and poop allowed to cake onto feathered feet can become a problem. The others, it stains and smells, but it's not a big concern.
     
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  5. ladyhawk124

    ladyhawk124 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the info have 3 brahmas. Such beautiful chickens! So fluffy! [​IMG]
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    It seems to me they like walking through poop, but likely they just don't care. I would bet if there was only one poop in my coop/run, the would line up to plow thru it...[​IMG]
     
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