Keeping my chickens feet warm?

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  1. daniii213

    daniii213 New Egg

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    Is there such thing for chicken to have socks. I notice my chickens feet get red from the cold. Is that normal?
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Never seen chicken socks, but I know there are dog booties. That is probably where you got the Idea.
    Best thing for your chickens feet is dry surface for then to walk on. The roost is also important for cold weather tolerance.
    A wider board like a 2x4 placed flat side up is better than one placed the 2 inch side up. Chickens sit on their feet and their body keep their feet warm. Feathers keep warmth in, close to chickens body.
    Not sure where your location is, ( we only need to know general area, not YOUR ADDRESS) , But in cold areas during winter it is good to feed your chickens cracked corn.. It provides needed calories that easily produce body heat.
    Wishing you best ....[​IMG]
     
  3. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure the bedding on the floor of their house is a few inches thick. That will help keep their feet warmer.

    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    x2 on the previous posts regarding roosts and bedding. And if you're still interested in chicken socks, here you go (just kidding):
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You can tack a towel to their roost, so their feet will be warmer at night. Have you checked their feet for other causes, like mites, etc.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    NFchick love the chicken socks, I'm sure someone will come up with them.
     
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