Keeping your Coop Clean?????????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by galxox, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. galxox

    galxox Out Of The Brooder

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    How should i keep it clean? Do i put hay down and like change it every week ? Or im really lost on that
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Colorado
    I suggest you use the Search feature at the top of the page to look up Deep Litter Method. You will find multiple posts with lots of ideas and suggestions on keeping your coop clean.

    I use the DLM mentioned above and will be cleaning it for the first time next month. The chickens moved in last June so it won't have been quite a year since I started with the pine shavings. I've just added to them all winter and have no smell at all inside the coop. It is very important that it stays dry though from outside weather or from their waterer leaking.
     
  3. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    The deep litter method
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1560-DLM
    I will also add that my coop has linoleum flooring, so the litter doens't seem to break down to well...so ever though I deep litter, I need to dig quite a bit out every several weeks I think the some reason are it tends to be pretty humid over the winter (with the amount of snow we have had) and I could also add some more ventilation. (which will happen before next winter!)
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2008
  4. galxox

    galxox Out Of The Brooder

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    Ill deff. be searching. Hahah the simplest things to me are so confusing lol. By the time i get my coop up and running it will be next year haha lets hope not [​IMG]
     

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