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  1. lilyaqha

    lilyaqha Out Of The Brooder

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    We're trying to keep the coop clean..EASILY cleaned! We had a pull out bottom at first, then my DH put a regular floor in so now the poop piles up. The run is sand, it was easier to clean by using a collander. Any advice on how to make this easier?
     
  2. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Easily cleaned" is going to depend on the size of the coop, and how many birds are in there. I consider my coop to be an easily cleaned one. With 19 (Going to get more), chickens in a 8X16' coop. I only have to do a complete cleaning, where everything is shoveled out, twice a year. In between those cleanings, I just dump more shavings in every month or so, and either rake, (Rarely), or have the chickens themselves mix and stir the bedding.
    Jack
     
  3. Wyandotte103

    Wyandotte103 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My henhouse
    If the chickens do get dirty, dip in dish soap, then water, then apple cider vinegar. Hope I helped!
     
  4. lilyaqha

    lilyaqha Out Of The Brooder

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    2 birds in a 4 x 6 coop, then there's the run that spans the bottom and goes out another 5 feet. They don't poop in the run area. It's all in the coop itself.
     
  5. lilyaqha

    lilyaqha Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I"ll try it when the weather gets a bit warmer!
     
  6. Wyandotte103

    Wyandotte103 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just don't submerge them in water. Neck and down.
     

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