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Dirty Feathers

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SarSen, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. SarSen

    SarSen In the Brooder

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    Hi. I'm having to go through the process of putting my chicks onto their roosts at night as they keep sleeping on the floor. Because of this they are dirty and covered in poo from where they lie in it. As you know they poo as they sleep.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to how to clean them without too much stress? Also it is not warm here now, down to a couple of degrees centigrade.

    Thanks, S x
     

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Just wait, it will come off eventually and they'll eventually roost on their own. You can also change the bedding more often. How old are they?
     
  3. SarSen

    SarSen In the Brooder

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    They are 14 weeks. I also clean them every couple of days due to this. I use lots of straw for bedding.
     
  4. Weehopper

    Weehopper Songster

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    Be sure they have a place to dustbathe, too.
     

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