Keeping Their Toes Clean?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by k9lin, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. k9lin

    k9lin In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2008
    Hi -

    I have some Mille Fleurs, and Cochins - they are less than one week old..... how do I keep their feathers on their toes clean? They step in poop, and have bits of chick mash smashed into them. I'm taking a warm slightly damp cloth and gently rubbing them off. Does it get better as they get older?

  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I don't thinl it gets better, I think it gets messier cause the pooh gets bigger. But I would say that it won't bother them if you clean their feet with water. But if you have alot of chicks that is going to be a chore.

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