coop cleaning

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Josh Small, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Josh Small

    Josh Small Out Of The Brooder

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    How often should i clean my coop
     
  2. redsoxs

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  3. tmarsh83

    tmarsh83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes a lot more information to answer that question.

    How many birds you have, some pictures of your coop, and an explanation of the bedding you are using would help to narrow it down.

    Personally, I use pine bedding and the deep littler method. My goal is to clean the coop exactly one time a year, around this time in the fall. The year's worth of bedding goes on the garden to compost and break down over winter, adding nutrients to the soil for spring planting, and the fresh bedding late in the year keeps things fresh while the birds are more likely to be confined during the long winter.
     
  4. slave2hens

    slave2hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi tmarsh83, do you have a pic of the coop floor pls. I do poo picks daily but want to see what a pine/deep litter floor looks like as my two are on soil/sand/leaves and it's getting a bit much to keep adding material that keeps them interested, digging it all over, and removing the poop every day,
    Many thanks
    Graham
     
  5. tmarsh83

    tmarsh83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is "as bad" as it's looked. I'm days away from cleaning it out. There's no overwhelming odor. They keep it turned over for the most part. I stir it if they leave the area under the roosts unturned for a while.

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  6. slave2hens

    slave2hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @tmarsh83 I am so sorry for the late reply, thank you for the pic. Is the whole run covered? My two are about two thirds coverered so a third gets soaked nearly every day (Welcome to the \UK...) does the deep litter work when bits are soaked?
     
  7. tmarsh83

    tmarsh83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My run is open except for netting. They don't track much inside with them. It dries out quickly.
     

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