"poo trays"

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Carol Freeman, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Carol Freeman

    Carol Freeman Hatching

    Aug 27, 2014
    We made our "poo trays" yesterday. My husband will be putting them up today after church. I did some water based painting inside the coop. Do chickens do oK with painted surfaces, do they see color? Anyone know.

    Thanks again, for all the kind words and I am proud to be a part of this wonderful "Flock".
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Yes, they can see colors. I have found my birds are sensitive to loud colors on certain things. But what ever color you painted your coop walls, they can get used to it over time.

    I don't use poop trays but lots of members here do and say they are just great! Makes for easy clean up.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]Hi, nice to meet you. Welcome to the BYC flock. Some people like to use sand on the poop trays - helps dry it out and keep the odor down.
  8. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    Welcome! I'm another of those poop deck users and I love it. We use Sweet PDZ on ours. Ken fashioned a scooper out of 1/4 hardware cloth...it's about 8 inches long, just rolled into a semi-circle at the business end and rolled tighter into a handle at the other. Then we used electrical tape to form a handle. Just a few minutes cleaning the poop deck in the morning and I'm done. If the litter seems to be getting a little compacted I toss some scratch in and the girls aerate it for me. Coop is so easy to do that when Ken and I travel out of town, as we do frequently, my 8 year old granddaughter and my 9 year old grandson (cousins, not brother and sister) can keep it just as nice as I would. Bought each of them rubber boots and when they get here they change into their coop shoes, gather eggs, clean the poop deck, and they're done. Then they change back into their coop shoes, put the eggs in the basket on the counter, wash up and go to their respective homes. (Katie lives across the street and Evan lives 2 blocks down.) I don't think they could do the "chicken chores" if the process was more involved than that!
  9. Carol Freeman

    Carol Freeman Hatching

    Aug 27, 2014
    Thanks so much for the advise. I hope they like yellow. As soon as weather cools off, we are going to get their enclosed protected run done. My husband is working on electric chicken door he made with a rotisserie motor. I will also send a picture. Not sure how to do it, just learning. We should have it done within a month. What kind of chickens do you have and which ones are best layers?

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