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Silkie Baths?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by layne517, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. layne517

    layne517 In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2015
    I have 2 Silikies and 12 other various other breeds. Well, my Silkies insist on sleeping under the roosts. Sooooo they constantly have chicken poop on them at all times. It's driving me crazy, but I'm at a loss what to do. Any suggestions?

  2. Hholly

    Hholly Songster

    Jul 3, 2015
    Amo, IN
    Could you make a box for them to sleep in so they would be protected from the poop falling? Maybe you could put a poop catching tray on top of the box.
  3. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Songster

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    Well I would bath them and put in poop boards under the roost so the poop don't fall down on them and just clean the poop boards when they get nasty u could put sand on them and then just take a cat pooper scooper and just put the poop in a bucket and carry it over to the garden
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  4. layne517

    layne517 In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2015
    Poop boards are a great idea. I do deep litter, so I guess I could just scrape it off to the floor.
  5. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Songster

    Apr 8, 2015
    I have silkies too. I found that they will roost if there are roosting poles lower to the ground. I have added a few for them that are out from under my larger birds. This helped with the issues.

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