foot care

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by only one lay, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. only one lay

    only one lay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    murry fuzzyies coming tuesday morning. My wife made me set up in the house. useing old hutch with wire bottom and catch tray. I've got cardboard on top of the wire now to protect little feet. How long should i keep putting it in. At what age are their feet in good enough shape and strength to be on that type of flooring?
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Assuming 1/2 inch wire, there should be no problem as long as you can control the warmth. If the brooder is ever in an area where rats could be present, make sure the floor is high enough to keep rats from reaching the chicks toes.
     
  3. only one lay

    only one lay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks= wife made them residents of the family room for a while(ok with me)
     
  4. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    Make sure the cardboard isn't slick because they can get spraddle leg if they can't get a grip. I used paper towels the first week then used shavings. Good Luck
     

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