Cleaning chook poop off ceramic???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hamptons06, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Hamptons06

    Hamptons06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can I use to remove the chook's poop off ceramic tiles?? I've tried a few things and it takes a lot of elbow grease. Any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had to deal with this particular um, substance on tile, but when it gets stuck to the cage floors at work I usually get a paper towel, wet it, squirt a little dish soap on it then, place over the offending substance. Let it be good and wet. Now, go get a cup of coffee and take a well deserved break. 5-20 minutes later (how ever long your break needs to be, but not long enough for the towel to dry out) the poo should be softer and easier to wipe up. You may still have to scrub a bit, but no where near as hard as if you were trying to do it without the soaking. Than, use whatever disinfectant you normally use to wipe the area down.
    I hope this works for you!
    Happy Christmas!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hot, Hot (boiling if possible) water and DISHWASHER detergent added to it.

    Let it soak in.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2009
  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Hamptons06

    Hamptons06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:PERFECT!! Going to get some today! Thanks for all the suggestions! [​IMG]
     
  6. Hamptons06

    Hamptons06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I tried this first before getting anything else with reg Dawn and just hot water.... CAME OUT no problem!!! [​IMG] Thanks a lot!!
     
  7. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good suggestions. Letting it soak for a few min is good. Any liquid soap is great. A scrubby pad or scrub brush will do it then. I do my poop planks once or twice a year that way, out in the back yard near to the lawn hydrant. They are linoleum covered.

    Suggestion: Re-grout your tile, and use dark brown grout when you do. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009

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