cleaning

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  1. chicken1328

    chicken1328 Out Of The Brooder

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    Need some advise
    How often should I clean out my coop I currently do this every weekend with jeyes fluid
     
  2. MotherOfChkns

    MotherOfChkns Out Of The Brooder

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    It really depends on how many chickens you have, how big your coop is, and how much time they spend in it. I have a thick layer of dirt and straw on the bottom of my coop to absorb the droppings and I don't have to clean it very often. My girls also have a big yard that they spend most of the day in so a lot of their droppings are directly fertilizing my backyard fruit trees. What is your setup like?
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Like MotherofChkns said, how often you clean depends on your situation.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    X2 on the above advice.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    It depends on how clean you want your coop to be. If you want it spotless every day then spot clean it everyday and deep clean once every two weeks. But it's recommend to clean one a week and clean everything twice a year.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    As stated above, there is no set rule for this. Just keep it as clean as possible. Cleanliness is the key to good health in chickens. I do a light cleaning every day or every time I go up to see the chickens. You don't want them standing around in their own waste or breathing in all the ammonia it produces.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The other members have stated very well that there is not a set rule for how often to clean your coop for now I'll just say, please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us.

    I think a rule of thumb is if you can smell ammonia, the coop should have been cleaned earlier.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think your ' NOSE' knows when it needs cleaning.
     

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