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Cleaning after your chicks...ALOT! AM I OCD???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenlickin8, May 14, 2011.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am I OCD? My pullets are 10 weeks old now and I find myself cleaning my outside coop at least twice a day...not removing all the shavings (every 1 to 2 weeks for that) but I mean spot scooping messy poops that they might step in and track up onto the perches. The poop is like concrete when it dries. Plus I don't like the bottom of their feet to get yucky either. LOL! I have a pair of gloves and old washcloth I use to wash down the perches twice a day and I scoop up all the overnight poop quickly each morning before the girls fly down off the perch when they wake up. No stepping in the yucky poop and I add a little fresh shavings. I also dust and sweep the cob webs away from around the nesting boxes, shelves, and stuff. I clean out the feeder and wash out the water jug to get the slime film off it daily. I just want clean chickens...is that bad? [​IMG]
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Maybe just a liiiiitle OCD lol! But, if you have the time and it makes you happy then who cares!
     
  3. LizaBlue

    LizaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickies are messy lil buggers. would you mind stopping by my house later?[​IMG]
     
  4. Kathryn4629

    Kathryn4629 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly what I was going to say!! [​IMG] And I bet you have some clean and happy chickens [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I could start a chicken coop cleaning business...LOL! [​IMG] and I do work full time too!
     
  6. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes you are OCD

    We clean the coop maybe every month. lol

    the coop with the 6 week old pullets in it has a chat floor so there is no cleaning it! and they are out in the run most of the day.
     
  7. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I could start a chicken coop cleaning business...LOL! [​IMG] and I do work full time too!

    Well there ya go, new business idea! I'd sign up but I'm a looooong way from you! And I think you'd faint if you saw inside my coop. Haven't done cobwebs for.... well, a little while, perches need a scraping.... Ok now you've made me feel guilty and I'll be cleaning my coop this weekend! [​IMG]
     
  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    My hubby was giving me a hard time about this. I'm the same way. I clean the poop up about 5 times a day. I love spending time with them and I don't want to step in it. I only have 3 in there right now. I can't imagine with all 8 as they poop a lot! I only put the bedding in the corner where they sleep and in the nest boxes. They walk on the cement floor and it's very simple to clean.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  9. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, I feel better now if you clean up 5 times a day! [​IMG] Like you, I don't mind doing it and OCD people get such a good feeling when you see things all tidy and clean [​IMG]
     
  10. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    Yes but we tend to panic when it's not!!!!! I have a kid next door who likes to clean for me, but i never let him put out fresh litter because what he doesnt know is I re-clean when he goes home. He does a great job for a 12yr guy, but I guess it's just OCD! [​IMG]
     

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