Cleaned up the coops

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Eddie Hammer, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Eddie Hammer

    Eddie Hammer In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2014
    Bell California
    Cleaned up all my coops with some white powder for the mites and some spray that kills ticks and fleas. After all that I get a bucket of water with pine sol and splash it all over the coop. Once it's all done the chickens love to bath on the moist dirt.

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Sounds like you had a good day cleaning and taking care of the pests [​IMG]
  3. Little Fuzzy

    Little Fuzzy Songster

    Jan 16, 2016
    Whew! Thats a lot of work, did you have a pest problem? I'm trying to decide if I need to do something like that for prevention. I don't seem to have a problem with anything other than mice. Constant battle.
  4. Little Fuzzy

    Little Fuzzy Songster

    Jan 16, 2016
    My chickens are one yrs old so I was going to do a whole clean out before winter. The coop walls have some poopy splatter on the painted walls, whats a nontoxic cleaner to get that off, will pine sol do it?

  5. I just cleaned my Coop yesterday and took out all shavings I was using with them as Chicks and converted back to sand...I use a wire brush with bleach and water to scrub off poop on walls and roosts...I sprinkle Dusting powder on Roosts and outside edges inside my coop...

    Lots of work but the 11 ladies are very happy with the efforts I put in to keep them healthy and bug free!

    Cheers to Chicken keeping!
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2016
  6. BarbiD

    BarbiD In the Brooder

    May 23, 2016
    Hayes, Virginia
    How often should I be cleaning my roost? I wipe off poopy splats on the painted wall when I find them, but my roosting bars are driftwood my husband found on our property. They've got a little dried poop on them that I can't scrape off when I poop scoop every day. What's the best way to clean unpainted wood?

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