Well, mine were all quitters at some point. I candled the last two and no movement and no internal pip. So I bought 6 chicks and tried to sneak them under her and she was having none of that. LOL She just wanted O U T !!! So she's back with the big girls dust bathing and the chicks are in...
I use ashes all year for ammonia control. Plus it keeps many of the pests that need moisture under control as well. The coop will get really dusty, but in the long run, humidity and ammonia smell are controlled better with ash.
I think that it would work fine. Just put your "floors" and dividers in and your good to go. Plus if you need to, you could put it under the roosts with some linoleum on it and it could double as a poop board.
I got mine at Menards. But I suspect that you could get them at Walmart, or any store that carries organization and storing stuff.
I love that you can just hose them out, when they get dirty. Best part is that they come right out, pull them apart and hose them down. These will go in the...
Well, she went out for a stroll, so I cleaned it up, and made her a brand new nest, and moved all of the feathers over to it and then set the eggs back in. Managed to get the crate cleaned too. Only took about 10 minutes tops. She's back on the eggs and happy as a bug.
Follow this and you will be fine. I just got done doing my 2nd treatment for the 10 day span and cleaned the coop at the same time.
I used all sevin for everything, from the roosts to the cracks to the birds.
The powder puff application for me was easier than trying to stuff a bird...