Poop on patio problem

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joanm, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. joanm

    joanm Songster

    May 13, 2007
    I let my chicks out as much as possible, but they like hanging out on the patio. Let me tell you they leave some big, um, well – you know! Does anyone have suggestions on how to keep them off, besides the expense of enclosing the patio? Anyone else have this problem? [​IMG]
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    joanm, Yep it is a constant happening at our back deck. The birds really are friendly and love to be around the family, waiting for treats or just sunning themselves with our south exposure. We use a puddy knive to pick up the poo, then have a small quart pressure hand sprayer to spray the residue off between the boards. We deal with it that way because we promote their happy healthy life, and enjoy the theropy they provide in return.[​IMG]

  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    u can get get a heavey duty nozzle to put your water hose, and wash away.!!!![​IMG]
  4. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    Be glad they're not ducks! [​IMG]

    Actually, the duck poo isn't so bad -at least it stays relatively soft- I do have to hose down our deck every other day or so. A big push-broom along with the hose works well too. Though I have to say, unless there's some way to keep them completely off of it, you'll likely never have a perfect patio again.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yep, cleaning up is about all you can do. The front porch, the walk way to the porch, all the cement areas around the house, and all around and under the cars... Why can't they enjoy the weeds!!! I wish mine would just go hang out under the bushes!
  6. joanm

    joanm Songster

    May 13, 2007
    I pick it up with a paper towel and use bleach mixed with water in a bottle and spray it down with a hose. Oh well, I guess it's a small price to pay for sweet :)chickies!!
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    We have a pressure washer that sprays hot water, so DH will use that if there are "tough stains". Otherwise, we hose it down every two days or so. It's the price you pay when you have friendly girls!
  8. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    I don't know how many girls you got but I just told mine over and over to get off the places I don't want them. I clap my hands and tell them get off the sidewalk, porch or deck ect. It seems like they are getting it somewhat. They are just like a kid you gotta tell them over and over. You still get they occasional mess tho. And if we are somewhere they arn't supposed to be they keep trying to come back. Might miss a treat you know. [​IMG] I chased them out of my flower bed with the broom a few times just wave it at them not ever hit them they go by there really fast now. They hate the broom.
  9. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I think it's so cute when mine get on the deck and stare thru the sliding glass door. It's kind of like they are saying "Hey what are doing in there, got any treats?"

    I just hose down the deck and let them have their way.

  10. I dig that staring-into-the house gig as well. They roam all around and then decide to gather at the screen door and have a look in. Glancing up and seeing that is worth cleaning up a little (OK, a LOT) of poop. Our deck isn’t fancy so it’s not that big of a problem.

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