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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sarah727, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. sarah727

    sarah727 New Egg

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    I was wondering if it is bad to tidy up the coop daily? Also, I usually do this around 10:30/11 and am there about an hour...some of the girls lay eggs in the nesting boxes while I'm cleaning, yet I'm told that I'm doing a bad thing and disturbing them? I really don't think so bc I've had them since they were a day old and we are used to each other by now...I just wondered if anyone out there has any info on this subject? The girls will be 2 years old soon and there are 15 of them, which is how many I started with. Any input would be helpful thank you!
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. I don't see anything that you're doing wrong. They are your chickens and your coop, do as you see fit.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I agree with dawg53. I don't think tidying up the coop daily is a bad thing. Minimizing the amount of poop and other potential germ breeding substances can only help keep your chickens from getting illnesses. Please feel free to ask if you have any more questions. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3, as long as your girls are used to you and you aren't upsetting them when they are laying, it shouldn't be a problem.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - by whom were you told that what you are doing is wrong or bad?
     
  6. Curlyginger

    Curlyginger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I'm new to chicken keeping, but I tidy the coop and remove the poop daily. The coop is quite close to my house and I don't want to smell it. I rake out my run about once a week as well (not doing any free ranging yet, as my pullets are still young and we several red tailed hawks in the neighborhood).
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Hi and welcome to the BYC flock
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I agree with the above. A clean coop is a good thing and if the ladies don't mind you hanging around while they are laying, what's the problem? Enjoy the site!
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am constantly cleaning in my coop all day long. And they are laying, dust bathing, eating, ect....Chickens get used to all kinds of activities and you won't be disturbing them, especially since you raised them.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     

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