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Hubbards and dirty feetRSS feed

Posted: Sunday 27 February, 2011

by Rosemary at 2:27pm in Poultry Comments closed

Our Hubbards are now two weeks old, having hatched on St Valentine's Day, and are growing fast. They do poop a lot and, despite changing their paper twice a day, some of them were starting to get balls of poop stuck to their feet. This is uncomfortable for them but really difficult to remove without damaging their feet.

Hubbard chicks

I think I've solved the problem but putting in a tray of old compost. Not only does this give them something with which to display natural behaviour, it also seems of get rid of the feet problem. All of them now have nice clean feet!

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