need winter coop cleaning advice?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tara2, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. tara2

    tara2 In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2014
    C&T Tiny Farm
    how many times do you clean your coop in the winter? is it a deep clean? how do you keep your straw dry? what is the best way to maintain your coop in the winter time so everyone stay healthy and warm?
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler

    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    I clean out all the bedding 2 times a month in the winter. (summer is the same for me)
    I have an 8x14 coop and this time I chose not to have a poop board. Not because I do not like them but because in my old coop the silly chickens would stick the eggs under them in the back corner of the coop. It was a pain in the back to get them.
    If there is a particularly messy corner or area under the roosts I clean that as needed to keep it from building up.
    I use pine shavings by the way.
    Welcome to BYC. [​IMG]
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