Because of chicken poop, etc? We don't wear our shoes in the house, but we all take them off in the utility room and I have to go in there often for doing laundry and dh's bathroom is at the opposite end of the utility room so he walks through there a lot. Plus my kids have a habit of coming a few feet into the house and then taking their shoes off. I bought some rubber boots for me to wear but I think I need to get some for the kids too. DH probably won't wear any but he's outside all day so hopefully anything would get worn off before he comes in, plus he takes his work boots off right by the outer door. But I wish he would.