New Coop Neighbor

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SolarRay, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. SolarRay

    SolarRay New Egg

    Jul 13, 2010

    I am a neighbor to a chicken/duck owner.
    I've been considering my own chickens.
    But, I am currently disillusioned by the smell of my neighbors coop.

    See my post this morning at "Managing my Flock".

    Any ways.

    Glad to be here to listen and learn.

    Thank you.

    Solar Ray
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  2. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    [​IMG] from East Tennessee!
  3. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    A well-designed and maintained coop does not have to smell.
    I use a poop tray under my perches with a layer of Dri-Stall (this area is netted off to keep the birds out of it) and pine shavings in the rest of the coop. I have a sand run that gets limed periodically and turned every 2 weeks, poop is raked out first. The coop is 8 by 6" (8 feet tall) and the run is 17 by 20' and 7 feet tall. The girls free range most weekends and in the evenings on 1.5 acres of woods and lawn. No flies, no smell - you'd never know I had chickens. Except for the egg songs in the afternoon.
    Possibly your neighbor just needs to be a bit more diligent with the poop-detail.

    And [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  4. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree that you can be odor free but you must be diligent. They last thing I want is for my neighbors to smell my hens! Best of luck and [​IMG] from California!

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