Help and suggestions, please for my indoor Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mommabird724, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. mommabird724

    mommabird724 Out Of The Brooder

    43
    2
    24
    Mar 23, 2015
    My two Silkie chicks are 12 weeks old and I love them dearly but I need ideas for keeping their feet clean. They have been trained to wear chicken diapers but I don't feel right making them stay in them 24/7. I'm having surgery soon and won't be able to bathe their feet daily. They are in a clear plastic Searlite container lined with newspaper. I have tried putting branches in for "perches" but they don't seem to help. I'm not set up for them to be outside until warm weather. Ideas?
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,415
    395
    226
    Apr 22, 2015
    Try more absorbent paper/paper toweling. Wood shavings work better than newspaper too and can be stirred to keep the top layer clean..
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by