Do you wear special footwear in your run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gale65, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
  2. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Ohio
    I have TSC blue rubber boots for all my outdoor stuff. Tilling the garden and cleaning the coop. Now if I am just shutting them up at night or feeding them, I just wear flip flops, and they are taken off right outside the slider. They never come in the house.
  3. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2011
    Sacramento County, CA
    Anything I can hose off. My husband usually wears muck boots. During the summer that is way too hot for me, so I stick with crocs.
  4. Deweydoodledo

    Deweydoodledo Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 9, 2011
    Puyallup Valley
    We all have rubber boots for winter and Crocs for nice days. I agree, anything that can be hosed off. Crocs are super easy for my boys, 4 & 7, to slip on and off. Still can't find size 15 Crocs for my husband though.
  5. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    West Tennessee
    I'm bad... I wear flipflops usually... occasionally my crocs.
    I take them off in the laundry room.

    In the winter... I still wear my crocs with socks.

    Deweydoodledo... if you find 15's let me know... maybe they will carry a 16 as well... my son is 16 and wears a 16 double wide shoe [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2011
  6. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    Middle TN
    I have a farm, so anytime I leave the house (unless I'm getting in the car) I put on my "pig farmer boots" (rubber utility boots) on the front porch. [​IMG]
  7. SadieSue

    SadieSue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2010
    Tacoma, WA
    DD and I both have gardening clogs to slip on and off just inside the garage door. Our coop is just outside the garage. We don't want to track poop in the house, ruin our own good shoes, and also do it for biohazard reasons when we're tending to chicks inside the home as well as the bigger girls in the coop. I'll never be able to train DH to change shoes so he just stays out of the coop, which is fine. I wanted the chickens in the first place so they're my responsibility and I get to have the most fun with them!
  8. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I have special shoes, usually my tenies, for the farm and other shoes to go out to feed stores and other places. My farm shoes get very ragged quickly and I keep a new pair on stand by because a month or 6 weeks and I have to toss the others. I put a lot of miles on my work shoes and I don;t want to take anything to the feed store or friends homes or farms and I don't want to bring anything home with me. I can't wear flip flops or crocs. I walk way too much every day for the comfort of those.
  9. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    Yakima, WA
    I just go barefoot.
  10. turtlynne

    turtlynne Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 2, 2009
    :)Yup! Crocs off at the backdoor...old generic ones(the Jack Russell chews on them a little occasionally)...

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