Cleaning Cages and Coops

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TownhouseSeramas, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. TownhouseSeramas

    TownhouseSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is kind of an oppinion question, but what kind of cleaners do you find to be best when cleaning your coop/cages, to get rid of anything harmful as well as smells? I used bleach last night but the smell was almost over powering.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't use any cleaners. I take a hand trowel and scrape all the poop off the roost and since my floor is dirt and straw, what poop falls there dries up instantly. Every few months, I rake it out and add it to the compost and that's about it.
     
  3. TownhouseSeramas

    TownhouseSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For an outside coop that sounds fine, but I have indoor cages at the moment so I can't get away with that. If I don't clean, the entire house smells like chicken poop. lol (working on the outdoor coop)
     

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