AIRING Out Your Brooder


8 Years
Aug 6, 2011
Pacific North West
I have a Sleeper/Brooder that has a pop door that goes to the coop a side door that is the entire run side that opens up completely and then the back door where it drops down to sneak the eggs from. Well daily I open up the pop door and leave it up and pull back the side to clean the poop board and push all the bed shaving back in 2 of the 3 dividers they kick around and clean that up.

Does anyone open and air out the sleeper? I put DE in the bedding material 1 time a month and then I keep the doors open so the can perch in there during they day as a choice which they do on occasion or run through the coop up the ramp and through the side door as a sneaky way to catch up with the other kids.

It smells fresh and clean and has no real odor buildup. What do you do?

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