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Cleaning Out The Chicken Run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Awestruck, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Awestruck

    Awestruck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This might sound like a stupid question but how do I clean out the run? I am sure that the manure will start building up at some point, but am concerned that it will become part of the ground (dirt).
    What do others do?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Shovel and wheelbarrow will do a good job. Then add new bedding.
     
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here except we load it into a trailer to haul to the garden (too far for a wheelbarrow '-) )
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Ours goes into the manure spreader for the pasture, or to the garden. It's good stuff! Mary
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I don't clean mine out...lots of dry plant materials just break down with the poops.
    Lots of bugs for chooks to scratch for.
    If anything I will add more dry plant materials.
    But I have 500sqft of run for ~20 confined birds.
     

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