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Please help: Chicken poo question from newbie

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dancingchicken77, Oct 22, 2008.

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  1. dancingchicken77

    dancingchicken77 In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2008
    Hi, I have 2 baby chicks which I hatched and am now hand-rearing. I've grown kind of attached to them, and am hoping to convince my husband to keep our two chicks, rather than give them away to my uncle and aunt who live on a small farm. Here's my question:

    How much of an issue is the chicken poo of 2 chickens? Our yard's a good size. I can clean poo off the deck, although he won't like it if there's too much of it. But he is going to complain he still wants to be able to walk on the grass in his bare feet without getting chicken poo all over them.

    What's your view? I'd be so grateful for your advice/any info you can give me. Thank you [​IMG]
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    If they have a good amount of space it won't be a problem at all. Do you have a coop for them? Right under the roost is about the only place poop really piles up for mine (I have 18). That is solved by laying a piece of carboard right under the roost. Every few days you can dump the poop off the cardboard or just throw it away and replace it. If they free range, 2 birds won't make enough of a mess to worry about in the yard.
  3. tvtaber

    tvtaber Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Central CA
    wellll, they tend to congregate around the back door and deck/patio since that is where you will come and pet them, give the treats, etc. Two is not bad and you may be OK, but I still wouldn't walk barefoot in the grass.
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
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