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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lost, May 26, 2008.

  1. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2008
    :frowCan you tell me what is the best thing to use in a coop or stalls and nest.For easy clean up.I'm already using hay for the nest and then i scatter it al over it. So maybe it will make it easier. Also i put somme under a roosting place i made out of 2inch sticks and smaller one they love it. I guess any thig is better than were they were at. Not tring to put the guy down. He is a nice person. It just seem like he has them packed in there if you know what i mean.I guesse thats ok with some people i just want min to have all the room i can give them.but any was is there any thing cheap are worth the money to buy and what not to use. thank you
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    I use hay for the nest boxes and pine shavings for the coop floor litter. We also use the Deep Litter Method for our coop floors and love it. In the long run, it is minimal work with minimal litter usage and no smell or flies, at all!

    I understand what you mean by not putting anyone down. Our land lady keeps her birds in "iffy" conditions (coops/runs) and we've offered advice to no avail. She keeps replacing birds to predators and illnesses and we've only lost one to a genetics issue.

    Just know that you are trying to do the right thing by/for your flock and never get discouraged since we're all here for you, for the same reason...a happy, healthy flock! [​IMG]

    Hope this helps!

  3. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2007
    Montpelier Ohio
    I use straw for nest boxes and floor (dirt floor). Pitch fork seems to clean up the floor pretty good cleaning once a week. Every month or so I use a yard rake and scoop shovel to do a better cleaning.
  4. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2008
    Thank yall for tour reply. I have already hung up a flt bag. I should have ask sooner trhank you

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