Clean Coop - Happy Chickens!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Michigan Chickman, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    I clean my coop every other week and it's like Christmas every time for my girls [​IMG] I swear, in chicken world there's nothing better than investigating, scratching in and utterly destoying a clean coop!

    Anyone have a similar experience?
  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    well , I don't clean mine every week , but every month or so .

    I use pine shavings in mine and I have no odor .

    How big is your coop and how many chickens do you have ?
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I clean mine every other Saturday. I scrape the floor and put every dirty thing in the compost bin. They LOVE IT!!! Especially new straw. I have pine shavings, dry stall and straw. I rake the run and add sand or gravel from the pile. But the straw is better than food to them. I always seem to uncover a few worms in the run and they go fast.

    Scratch and Peck!!! [​IMG]
  4. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    I've got 34 RIRs, 31 hens and 3 roos. My coop is about 10x15 and the run is about 40x20. I've sold 18 of spring chicks and am looking to sell another 10-15 before winter.
  5. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    Yes, I can attest. My girls love the scratch and dig up the fresh shavings I put down and look for bugs. Nothing escapes their keen eyes! [​IMG]
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I cheat, I have a tractor style coop with a run attached. I just move it to a new spot and relay fresh straw. They are more interested in the new run area. Like today I moved it a couple of feet and there was a new ant mound near by... it was like chicken christmas as they ran in circles around the mound cleaning up.

    They are WAY to fun to watch! [​IMG]

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