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thebeastmode123

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Hi all. We just ordered 6 chicks, 3 buff orphingtons,2 golden comets,and 1 rhode island red.we have a 4x8 chicken coop and I was wondering how often we would need to scoop the poop out. dont want them sitting in poop.:lol:
thanks
 

TwoCrows

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Welcome to BYC!

Some people do the deep litter method and just turn it over occasionally. I clean out the poop daily, although I am a clean freak! LOL Here is a thread on the deep litter method that you can read thru and even post questions should you need to ask...

https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/70/deep-litter-method

It all depends on what type of litter you use. Your coop is pretty big and if they have access to a run, you could definitely get away with the deep litter method.

Good luck and welcome to our flock!
 

Wyandottes7

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Welcome to BYC!
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We're glad to have you. As TwoCrows stated, you can use deep litter or clean it out every day. I use deep litter, mostly. But, I still change it about once every 6 months or so.
 

Kelsie2290

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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X4, it just depends on your set up and bedding. Also climate will make a difference, if it is dry you can get away with changing it less often than when it is wet outside.
 

thebeastmode123

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i think we will clean it out once a week. we live in vermont where it snows in the winter. our bedding will be wood chips. plz tell me if i need to do anything else
 

sourland

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Welcome to BYC - you will by trial and error find the method that works best for you. Good luck with your flock.
 

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