How do you keep your feather footed chickens feet cleaned?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bullet, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Bullet

    Bullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering, mine have a little bit of poop on them and I was wondering if there was an easy way besides a bath
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I don't do a thing. They'll scratch around in the dirt enough to clean their feet...and the rest of them.
     
  3. dianer29

    dianer29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!"
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    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...
     
  5. Crazy4cochins

    Crazy4cochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  6. coocooforclucking

    coocooforclucking New Egg

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    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?
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2, I have a silkie and a silkie/cochin cross...we don't do anything
     

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