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how do you clean a chicken coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sandrachx, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Songster

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    just saw a posting of cleaning roosting poles, etc. my girls roost on branches in their coop and their flooring is a combination of wood shavings, straw and sand. how do i clean the coop. should i spritz the coop area with soapy water? nesting boxes - i sweep out bedding, but should i be treating that area as well?

    thanks for any counsel on this.
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I do a total clean twice a year and I replace the sand. Every few months I clean out the hay and replace it. I also scoop my sand pit daily under the roosts. When I clean out the hay I spread down DE and stall dry. I resand my roosts at the same time and spray with orange guard. I also add de and stall dry to the sand pit under the roosts. I just did a complete clean last week and took the leaf blower to the cobwebs and it looks like a new coop. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Scrape the roosts and other areas that are collecting manure and shovel the whole works out into the compost pile. If you want to disinfect you can put a bleach solution in a garden sprayer and spray everything down. When it's dry again put new bedding and birds back in.
     
  4. Quote:Thats exactly what I do too ! [​IMG] I do it once a month maybe !
     
  5. Mommyof2

    Mommyof2 Hatching

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    When I clean my coop, after all the bedding has been lifted, before I lay a new layer down, I sprinkle Sweet PDZ on the bottown and then put my bedding on top. It works great and keeps the smell out. Good Luck!
     

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