cleaning the run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by achake01, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. achake01

    achake01 In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2010
    hello friends in chickendom
    i have a new coop and run, and the ladies are loving it.
    any thoughts on how to clean poop in the run, whose floor is small pea gravel, and how often?
    advice/experience appreciated as always
    Anne Marie
  2. my3chickens

    my3chickens Songster

    Apr 24, 2010
    I put down a layer of pea gravel and then covered it with a couple of inches of construction grade sand. It's like a giant litter box, I even use a kitty litter scoop to clean it every couple of days... I would think it would be a little difficult to clean the poo out of pea gravel.
  3. easton coop

    easton coop Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Winchester UK
    hello too!

    I also have a pea shingle run and i hose it down every night. It washes the poo away and leaves it clean. I also use a rake to mix it up a bit. Pea shingle is the best option but i also have a grassed bit.
  4. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    I don't know... I have about an inch of wood chips and the poo vanishes. I sprinkle DE on it once in awhile because I feel like I should be doing something.

    I let the chickens go in the bunny coop now, and the bunny poo has vanished too. I can't remember the last time I had to clean the bunny's litter box. It makes me afraid to eat the eggs.

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