Never cleaned the walls!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FlyWheel, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Crowing

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    I think I may have discovered an unexpected benefit to the A-frame coop design: The walls never get dirty! I finished mine in late 2016, and yet even though it has housed ten chickens for over 16 months (11 when I had a rooster), the walls are as clean as they were when I built it!

    OK, I may have had to sweep off a cobweb or two from the upper corners every now and then but that's it. Not a speck of poop has ever graced their panels. And ten hens can produce a respectable amount of poop; a 12 oz. coffee can full per day, and that's just from the trays under the roosts. Other than picking up the stray dropping every now and then all I have to clean is the floor (and the top of the cabinet), and that's only when I change their bedding every 3-4 months.
     
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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    :thumbsup Wow, now that is impressive.
     
  3. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam Still learning

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  4. Awesome! Never thought of that...:frow
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Never needed to clean mine either.
    (and my coop is not an Aframe)
     
  6. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Crowing

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    Well then, perhaps our birds just have better aim. :thumbsup
     
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  7. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida

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    Mine were all potty trained.......they usually used the same spot - the top of my shoes. <sigh>
     
  8. h2oratt

    h2oratt Crossing the Road

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    Do you have your plans? Or did you find them online.
     
  9. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Crowing

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    Yes, and I designed it myself. The plans (for the framing, at least) are included in the build page. click on "My Coop" in my sidebar.
     

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