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Help with my chickens pooping inside

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OlivenhainChickens, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. OlivenhainChickens

    OlivenhainChickens In the Brooder

    Dec 22, 2008
    While our two chickens are part of our family, they come inside a lot and poop everywhere.
    Other than keeping our doors closes (which really isn't a possibility) and having them wear diapers, what are our options?
    Has anyone used a device like scat mat to keep your chickens inside?
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Chickens cannot be housebroken. Leaving them outside or putting diapers on them are your only options. Sorry.
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing 8 Years

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    It is a personal thing, but I would not keep chickens inside your house, and let them go all over. I keep a lot of old hay inside the coop and the run, and that pretty much absorbs the poop.

  4. ChickenwecallDog

    ChickenwecallDog In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2010
    Aztec, New Mexico
    I have a simmilar issue with our roo when he comes in at night to sleep. I have limited him to the bathroom and put fresh newspaper down in the area he mainly occupies. I know it gets smelly and gross but at least the newspaper is easy to get up and in the trashcan the next day.

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