Is this a DUmB Question?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Fluffy2, May 23, 2011.

  1. Fluffy2

    Fluffy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a Newbie. Our 4 girls are outside now and we are letting them out. They are so fun. and I had figured I would just pick up the hose and hose off the Poops on the concrete patio! NOT. The consistency is much more rubbery and STUCK to the concrete than I expected. I had to really scrape and it still stained. Is this just my learning curve and is there a secret something to spray on it to loosen to help? or maybe I can invent one.
    thanks.
     
  2. GLBRWyans

    GLBRWyans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcomeUse some bleach and don't let them poo on the concrete anymore . Put some plastic down and there are no dumb questions . It's the learning curve [​IMG]
     
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  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Definately not a dumb question. The previous poster is correct. Use a diluted bleach solution and a broom to get the stains out. You can also put white sand (playsand) on the concrete to protect it if your birds will be hanging out on the patio.
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    If you wet it all down and let it soak a bit it'll hose right up. Admittedly my back porch slab is 50 years old but chicken poo never actually stains it, maybe because the top smooth layer is weathered off? In any event, just letting it soak a bit makes it come right up. Use a strong spray. Same with all bird hockey.

    I have 2 free flying cockatiels in the house; You'd be amazed where they can leave a pile. I have one that is perfectly deposited on the WALL 18" from the ceiling (Pine not sheet rock - won't stain). That must have taken some real talent. I left it there and laugh every time I see it.
     
  5. Fluffy2

    Fluffy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Thanks. I feel better. We are going to try sand in the new coop conversion, so we will scatter some onto the concrete. They don't seem to want to walk on the mulch and dirt but would rather march on the patio and poop before reaching the grass area. where i have never seen them poop! grrrr....
    Thanks for the Bleach info.
    Each day the girls get bigger and each day the POOPS get bigger. How big to the finally get? Baseball size? I am beginning to see the golf ball size. Geez.....[​IMG]
     
  6. GLBRWyans

    GLBRWyans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's funny because the other day I saw my egg laying RIR poop . I told my wife later that it looked like an ole man spitting out his chewing bacca , wad , juice and all . [​IMG]
     
  7. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they get cow pie size [​IMG]
    not really but if you track it in the house, it may as well be...[​IMG]
     
  8. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wait until you get to deal with a broody pile. [​IMG]
     
  9. ditto

    ditto Out Of The Brooder

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    wow. the things y'all talk about around here. lol
     
  10. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since we are talking poop and sidewalks, I thought I would chime in. We have a sidewalk and patio that are being cleaned frequently too. Poop and child don't mix, but helps with shoes.
    My son hated shoes, wouldn't leave them on but for a couple of minutes. I big pain when we go out and I'm always having to find his shoes and put them back on. But since he decided to explore the run and stepped in a big pile of poo then into feathers, it was hilarious watching him waddle out of there going "yucky poopoo". Now he won't go outside without his shoes on. No more problem keeping shoes on....LOL
     

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