How to get a chicken's foot print??? Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LadyBclucky, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. LadyBclucky

    LadyBclucky Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2010
    Cherryland, CA
    Hello everybody, we are reconstructing our chicken run and painting our coop this weekend (wish us luck!) I wanted to decorate some of the run with chicken foot prints... does anyone have any idea how I can get these little gals to give me a good print? I also am laying some cement and I want to get their prints in that as well... my only idea is to actually pick up a chicken and press her feet in the cement and hope she doesn't flip out! Any one had any luck doing this? I'll be sure to post pictures. Thanks!
  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    maybe sprinkle a tread on the otherside of the cement, they'd run through it?
  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    When I wanted Petey's footprint on a letter I sent, I painted the underneith of his foot with red paint then layed his foot flat on the paper.

    I didnt consider that chicken feet have a ton of divots and stuff, the print doesn't look anything as good as a real foot print in the mud
  4. LadyBclucky

    LadyBclucky Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2010
    Cherryland, CA
    my fear of them running through the cement is them not coming back! I can just see my whole plan going down hill when I have to run throught fresh cement to get my chicken back. [​IMG] That would be greaaaaat
  5. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2011
    Get some puddy or something like that and stick their foot in it. Take it out slowly and you have a mold! Now fill it in with some resin or something. You got yourself a chicken footprint painter?
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Visit you local michaels crafts or hobby lobby, they sell hand and foot print kits you can make a mold with.
  7. motoclown

    motoclown Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2010
    New Castle, PA
    Just the other day I was wondering how I could get white chicken feet prints on the front of my 3rd coop.
    Stencil is my first thought, stamp next and sponge are the quick thoughts I had.
    I get uncut plastic stencils at the craft store then cut them to the design I like.
    So I thought why not a chicken foot stencil.

    *(you could always use a dead chickens feet to make chicken feet stamps in cement, just a thought)
  8. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Poynette, WI
    Be sure to clean your chickens feet afterward, [wet] cement is corrosive. My run is all sand. If yours is, tou could smooth an area and let them walk through it, then make a mold. You can buy mold kits at craft stores.
  9. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Coax them across the cement with some treats and then wash their feet right after?
  10. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Chicken feet at the grocery store... can't think of a better use for those things!!! [​IMG]


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