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Coop maintenance

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by faithscoop, May 5, 2016.

  1. faithscoop

    faithscoop Hatching

    May 5, 2016
    I was wondering if anyone could help me with a maintenance question. I have 11 chickens. 7 are adoleceants and the other 4 are adults. I have a run which is probably about 20ft+ a small house, and a large nesting area. Does anyone have any idea how frequently I should clean it and what exactly I should do (shovel, hose down, ect.)? Thanks!

  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC :)

    There are many ways to maintain your coop. If you click on the Learning Center tab at the top of the page, look in the Housing and Feeding your Chickens section. It has several good articles, and links to helpful sections on the Forum
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Songster

    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio
    We have 6 (adult) chickens, their coop area is 8' x 9'. There is a poopboard filled with PDZ under the roost that gets sifted out everyday. The coop floor is covered with pine shavings. That's gets changed out twice a year.

    The 8' x 16' covered run has a dirt "floor" covered with grass clippings, straw, hay, leaves and pine needles. This gets added to through out the year and gets changed out once a year.

    Everything goes to the compost pile/garden.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I do about the same.

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