Chicken poop catchers...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TnChickHen, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. TnChickHen

    TnChickHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, today is the day we start construction on the new coop!!! I was wondering what some of you are using to catch poop from under the perches. Thanks!! Pics would be GREATLY helpful for me! I'm a visual kind of person
     
  2. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    We painted the floor of the coop with 3 coats of barn paint. We are using the deep-litter method using straw. Cleaning is simple & quick. Gathering a few pitchforks of straw each morning. Serious cleanings every weekend while the chickens are out free ranging for the day.
     
  3. chickensRcute

    chickensRcute Out Of The Brooder

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    We put a few doors on the outside and trays that remove from them above them on the inside are the roosts which have a frame that is covered by wire under them! It is hard to explain I will direct you to my page as it has pictures of what I am talking about![​IMG]
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Here is my dropping board. I scrape it daily (use a 6" putty knife) into a droppings bucket. Keeps the bedding clean. [​IMG]
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  5. TnChickHen

    TnChickHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fantastic teach!! I love that idea!! I might need to adopt that! And Chicken, I'll check out your page as well! thanks ya'll!
     
  6. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ha. That is exactly what I do too. Putty knife and all. It keeps the rest of the shavings in the coop clean for a long while.
     
  7. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    For some reason I pictured a dropping board being on the floor of the coop. I like this idea because I could use the space underneath it! Will have to show dh tonight. He'll be thrilled I've thought up another project for him. [​IMG]
     

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