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Great new pooper scooper!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chick named Lola, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Chick named Lola

    Chick named Lola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the idea watching Pitbulls and Parolee's the other night...so I went to the dog section and picked up this nifty little item and I LOVE IT!!! I'm done with my poop scooping duties in 1/2 the time! It cost my $19.99 and to me, well worth every penny.

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  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I love re-purposing dog products for chickens! My automatic chicken waterer is actual a $12 dog waterer from WalMart!
     
  3. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Oregon
    Got it and love it. [​IMG] I put what I scooped from their sand run and toss onto a homemade strainer of sorts that is sitting on top of a big kitty litter bucket to save the non--poopy sand. Its great you posted it to share!!
     
  4. Chick named Lola

    Chick named Lola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickerdoodle, do you happen to have a pic of your strainer? That's a great idea! I just spent this past Sat. hauling 7 bags of paver sand to make sure I have great drainage etc... and the less I have to do that the better!
     
  5. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    This also works great. It takes me just a few minutes to de-poop the coop shavings. It's actually easier to me than having poop boards. I just scoop up the nice rows of poop under the roosts.

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  6. Chick named Lola

    Chick named Lola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have that but for me in the sandy run, the poops seem to fall right thru....[​IMG]
     
  7. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Try something like this:



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    It's a litter scoop they make for reptile tanks with sand substrate, taped to a long handle. Works perfectly. You could do the same thing with a plain kitchen strainer.
     
  8. dawnjoennikki98

    dawnjoennikki98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I'm assuming though that this would not work for ducks, lol. I am in search of an easier way , but the poop just kind of soaks in and stays wet on the woodchips/shavings!! yuck
     
  9. Chick named Lola

    Chick named Lola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks elmo! Great idea!
     

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