How dirty do feathered footed Breeds featherd feet get?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Maximus, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Maximus

    Maximus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like feathered Footed breeds but my chickens stay in a run all the time so how dirty do the feathers on the feet get? Thanks
     
  2. Maximus

    Maximus Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would depend on how muddy your run is and on the chicken. I have a small pen with 4 cochins and a silkie in it. It got very muddy in the spring, we had a lot of rain. The 3 cochin hens and the silkie got rather muddy. The cochin roo... you would think he was kept in the house! Hence his name... Pretty Boy! lol
     
  4. Maximus

    Maximus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My run is only muddy if it rains pretty hard.
     
  5. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the bird somewhat. We have white bantam Cochins. Some are just filthy looking, some are snow white always. If it's muddy, they get muddy, but all our chickens get muddy.
     
  6. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pretty dirty.... [​IMG]
     
  7. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My run is covered, so my feather footed gals are never dirty.
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends totally on the conditions they're kept in.
     

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