poopy feet in brooder

Discussion in 'Quail' started by camchick, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. camchick

    camchick In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2011
    Ok so im once again hatching more quail lol and I have some of those nice (cheap) plastic brooder boxes you can get. I have tried paper towels, non slip matting etc for the floor. Now every day when I come home and having to 'de-poop' my chicks feet. Getting quite annoying now so does anyone have any suggestions as a way to reduce the poop feet? I was thinking maybe a fine wire mesh so their mess can fall through. And I was thinking, maybe wrongly, it would be ok for grip?

    thanks in advance guys

  2. hearts34

    hearts34 Chirping

    Apr 8, 2012
    Blount county, AL
    Maybe a light dusting of kids-safe play sand ?
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Use some sort of absorbant bedding like pine shavings, sand, pellets or even get them on wire. Poopy feet is not good for spreading cocci.
  4. depends on how many quail chicks. I use a hamster cage. I put newspaper down than papertowels. That way no mess stains the cage. I clean it out once a day, No matter what. After a week, I do Pine shavings on top of Newspaper.

  5. camchick

    camchick In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2011
    Thats great advice guys, thanks

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