Originally Posted by Coffee 1st
just another thought,, what about putting layers of newspaper down on poop board and everyday just rolling up layer and tossing it in compost??? any thoughts???
I put the paper feed sacks down and sprinkle a little hay. the hay makes it easier to dump the droppings into a pail to take to the garden/compost pile because the droppings are less likely to stick to the hay. Half the coop has a droppings board and I wish the whole coop did, but the second half has shelves up way high. THey ignore the roost in that half in favor of the shelves, and even if I try to block them off from the shelves, they wedge themselves in amongst whatever is on the shelf.
Its a PITA to clean the shelves, partly because they are above eye level.
In my early years of chicken keeping, I was more fastidious. Now? well, I might clear off the droppings once a month or so. In the winter more often because of the moisture, and because psychologically I can't be comfortable thinking of the hens roosting above a frozen pile.
I hate those plastic woven sacks. They breakdown pretty fast outside, into tiny shreds of plastic. ALways happier when I get the paper sacks.