How to clean out pine pellet litter?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BlazeJester, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok... I resurrected my brooder this week after deciding to take the chance of adopting three straight-run bantam araucanas. I'm hoping I've got a trio... one is almost definitely a rooster [​IMG]

    Anyway, I had pine pellets on hand and decided to use them for the brooder. Great convenience, but I hadn't used this before and now I'm at a loss for how to clean it out - the poops are about the same size as the pellets so sifting won't work, and the sawdust at the bottom is impossible to get to. Any ideas??
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I put them with the poop into my compost piles and just put new ones down. I don't try to clean it.
     
  3. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a metal dust pan to clean mine out an put the sawdust in 5 gallon buckets and then mulch around my Blueberry bushes or other bushes.
    I also bought a small square shovel about 3 foot long from harbor freight to use in the brooding boxes.
     
  5. ChickenBoy17

    ChickenBoy17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sift thru it w hardware cloth
     
  6. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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