coop cleaning time--YUCK

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cheri222, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. cheri222

    cheri222 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been very damp here lately and noticed that yucky coop smell. Just finished the complete clean and the girls are loving it. But hauling all that stuff the 20 feet to the compost pile wasn't my idea of fun. I'm thinking i need a bin right beside the coop. And of course I smell like it now too. We may get a couple more light snow storms but basically rain for 2 months from here on out. Now if someone could just build me a bridge 200 feet long from the coop to the house I would be really happy and a whole lot less muddy.
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's one reason why I use poop boards and clean every day. I'd rather spend 5 or 10 minutes every day than have a big cleaning job once or twice a year.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Every day? WOW !!!!

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  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Every day? WOW !!!!

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    We have indoors birds that we clean up after every day too, so daily chicken chores just seemed natural to us.
     
  5. sawmane1

    sawmane1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes that is the best way to do it. But... i may only do it once a week [​IMG]
     
  6. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok whats poop boards?[​IMG]
     
  7. cottage19

    cottage19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:totally agree - this is the only way to go although with the winter we had there were a few days that I missed. Right now all of that good poop is breaking down on my garden beds.

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  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:X2!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    The main coop I clean every day. It has sand floor that makes clraning easy with the strainer I use. Once a week I sprinkle DE in it.
    The Brooder Hutch is once a week along with the bachlor pen.
     
  10. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    JustAChickenLittle&More :

    Ok whats poop boards?[​IMG]

    Here's one example: Just a board or something similar below your roosts to collect droppings...
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