Need suggestions on the best way to clean out the coop...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChobeeChickenMommy, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok oh wise chicken gods, I really need some help &/or suggestions on the best way/ways to clean out the shavings inside our coop. Usually I just get our rake & shovel & put them in a huge garbage bags (like raking leaves...) & then put it in our dumpster, but that is really time consuming & I get NASTY. lol... That method was working for a while, but now we have 14 chickens & they make a mess on the inside. Please any suggestions would be appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  2. DaughterOfEve

    DaughterOfEve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use an old snow shovel and scoop into a wheelbarrow then off to the compost heap. If I had to bag it, I would probably use the shop vac. Hope you get some good ideas.
     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try cleaning out my 15 2ftby 4ft breeder pen one at time lol
     
  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I just shovel it into a wheel barrel and dump it out back, once I have a large pile I burn it and the birds love dustbathing in the ashes.
     
  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine all gose in vegie garden
     

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