Poop – Preventive Maintenance for Concrete

Gibguy

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 15, 2014
6
0
40
Near the Alamo
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
 

iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
5,291
661
336
Central Oregon
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!
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