How do you keep your feather footed chickens feet cleaned?

dianer29

Songster
10 Years
Aug 31, 2009
213
3
111
My SILKIES are just 4 weeks old and I have about 3 out of 7 that tend to get poop on their feet . They are still in their brooder ,though I keep a strick cleaning upkeep on them ,realising you just cannot keep them really CLEAN. I observe feet and butts at all intervals while they are being handled for brooder cleanup and socializing.
It is funny as it is always the same three that I need to take a warm wet papertowel to and at times a small pair of scissors to remove the real stubborn hardened poop. These three are my nosey ,get into trouble girls so probably get into more you now what......
I cannot wait until they are in their coop and 2 runs. I will truly,really have a time trying to maintain "pedicures!"
 

Rare Feathers Farm

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
13,102
78
326
Pleasant Valley, (Okanogan) WA
My Coop
My Coop
I'm planning sand in my runs and I went to wal-mart & got astro-turf door mats. They are like $3.44 a piece or something random. I cut them into four pieces (per mat) and attached them to the ramps that the chickens use to go in/out of the coops. It helps some. Although some of my ditzy breeds (Creves & houdans) fly in/out because they are scared of the mats. LOL I put these on all ramps even the clean legged birds--thinking it would cut down on the amount of snow/ice/water/mud/poop tracked into the coop. We'll see...it's only been a few days...
 

Crazy4cochins

Songster
11 Years
Oct 5, 2008
154
2
119
NW MO
My poor cochin Bobby gets his feet so full of mud he waddles even more than usual, so I grab him up and dip his feet in a bucket of water, go back and forth a little . This is only when he is super caked with mud. I have to do it to a few of my hens too that don't have feathered feet. Works great
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coocooforclucking

Hatching
8 Years
Jul 5, 2011
5
1
7
I was looking to order some feather footed chickens at my husband's request (his first interest in our chicken endevore, so I am excited to help him find some!) Does anyone know where I can order some so late in the year?
 

hlwilleahums

Hatching
Aug 27, 2021
4
0
7
I'm planning sand in my runs and I went to wal-mart & got astro-turf door mats. They are like $3.44 a piece or something random. I cut them into four pieces (per mat) and attached them to the ramps that the chickens use to go in/out of the coops. It helps some. Although some of my ditzy breeds (Creves & houdans) fly in/out because they are scared of the mats. LOL I put these on all ramps even the clean legged birds--thinking it would cut down on the amount of snow/ice/water/mud/poop tracked into the coop. We'll see...it's only been a few days...
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