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Poop – Preventive Maintenance for Concrete

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gibguy, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Gibguy

    Gibguy New Egg

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    We are newly introduced novices to raising chickens and have recently finished building a chicken tractor in late April along with acquiring (3) young chickens at the time as well.

    In the morning we open the chicken tractor & allow them to free roam in our backyard. In the evening they return & they are penned up.

    All is well, as they appear to be natural composting machines complimenting our yard & the arrangement that we have for composting.

    ONE SMALL PROBLEM
    An unintended result is that the chickens congregate or rest on the patio & sidewalk leading into the house, with the resulting droppings on the concrete.

    QUESTION
    Is there a natural substance available to spread on the concrete to discourage them from congregating on the Concrete?

    SOME ITEMS THAT COME TO MIND TO USE:
     Red Pepper
     Diatomaceous earth
     Powdered Laundry Soap
     Commercially available products to keep cats out of gardens

    Side Note: We also have an indoor outdoor cat which seems to be handling the chickens reasonably well but was a little traumatized in the beginning.

    Side Note: This has probably been posted in the past but a brief amateur search at the forum did not yield any immediate results.

    That’s it for now.

    Gibguy
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know of any 'deterrents' for your problem with the concrete. Why are they congregating there? Simple....the concrete is WARM! Chickens .. go figure! [​IMG]
     

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