Another poo question....?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mmtillman, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    My hubby can get me lots of 3x3 sheets of cardboard at work and I wondered if I can keep a sheet of it under the roost for catching the majority of the poo in the coop

    ( do chickens poop in thier sleep? ) [​IMG]

    , and then dispose of it every other day or so??? There will be pine shavings too, and I can just fold it in half and carry out the cardboard sheet and slide the pooy shavings right into the compost that ok??
    My girls are only 3 weeks old right now this will be for later when they are in the coop full time and using the roost. Just wondered if this would work ok?? Thanks!!
  2. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    That is a great idea, actually it sounds a lot like the droppings boards a lot of people use under their roosts, but using an actual board means a lot of scraping I like the cardboard, and yes I think it would be fine to compost.
  3. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Bear, DE
    I think they poo all the time [​IMG]
  4. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2008
    Murray Kentucky
    Don't expect the cardboard to break down quickly at all, else it's a fine idea. And yes.. They poo 24/7.. The only reason it's under the roosts the most is because they only sit still while roosting.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  5. GivingItAGo

    GivingItAGo Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2009
    Quote:That sounds ideal. They definitely poo in their sleep, a lot.

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