How far does poo go?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BCMominMD, May 13, 2009.

  1. BCMominMD

    BCMominMD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Southern Md
    I have standard chickens and plan to run a roost along the 10 ft side of my 8x10 amish shed. How far from the wall (maybe 20 inches?) would I have to put the roost so poo wouldn't drip/spatter so much on that long wall? Because there is so much framing in there, it seems like that long back wall would be hard to clean.
    Sorry if this is a dumb question.
  2. chellebyerly

    chellebyerly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Jasper Texas
    Not a dumb question at all. I had my babies in a brooder, it was about 20 inches tall. there was no roost, they stayed 5 inches off the floor (house floor, their floor was 5 inches higher) and i had poo up the wall another foot and a half or so.

    I dont know how either. they should have been aiming down. AND it was a wire bottom, it fell through...

    But they managed it.

    Sorry I cant answer your horizontal question, but I know it will go vertical... LOL
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Cecal poo "splorts" can project quite a long way.

    I think your best bet is to either paint that whole area well with gloss or semigloss paint (prime properly first!) or close in the wall with plywood or etc so you have a flat surface to simplify cleaning (and paint *that* with gloss or semigloss).

    Good luck, have fun,

  4. chickens3

    chickens3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Eau Claire, Michigan
    Your back wall will be harder to clean.

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