got a great idea...

quadcam79

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from one of the Vietnam type movies, either platoon or apocalypse now. in one scene someone gets stuck with the job of emptying out the latrines , basicaly a wooden porta potty.

anyway, there was a door on the side, hinged that just flipped up and the pot was pulled out of there. So for some reason I was looking at the coop and thinking and it struck me...cut out a door all along the bottom of one side so i can flip it up, hook it and just sweep the bedding right outside where I can scoop it up for the compost pile. easier than trying to get it out the regular door.
 
Sounds like an instant pooper scooper, great idea!!
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That's how I'm planning my coop/tractor. A wide door that hinges down so we can use a small rake to get the bedding out and into the wheel barrow or something like that.
 
Sounds like a plan.

I made the sides of my coop completely removable, but that only works for smaller coops.
 
I put a hardware wire floor in my coop and it has a mortar mixing tub underneath that catches the poop. The coop has a long, low door I lift up to slide the tub out.

Kind of like Platoon, but it doesn't slosh up on my hands when I change it.
 
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