Poop board & roost ...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by zekii, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Hi, Here is a variation on the poop "board" that we use. Very easy to clean. Hope this helps.

    [​IMG] Simple 2" x 2" framework with old cafeteria trays on top of framework to collect the poop at night when chickens are sleeping. Trays are lightweight, made of plastic and easy to clean into a tote to carry out to compost pile.

    [​IMG] Close up shot.

    Hope this helps.
  2. Delilah1337

    Delilah1337 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2011
    Spirit Lake, Idaho
    Quote:Thats is a great view. It gives me more ideas for my girl's home. I would love to make it a little easier to clean up.
  3. Me & Jack

    Me & Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Hi, Here is a variation on the poop "board" that we use. Very easy to clean. Hope this helps.

    Okay, fireguy, your coop is way too clean -- even I could live/sleep in there. So jealous![​IMG]
  4. vclark321

    vclark321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2011
    Bonney Lake
    Oh know what would work great? I saw some plastic boot trays (for wet boots in the mud room) at the dollar store. They were roughly 1' x 2'. At least a good trial material.
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    I used a couple of Crazy Carpets (kids snow sliding apparatus). They also work well! Boot trays sound just as good!
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012
  6. flrn

    flrn Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2013
    SW Florida
    My Coop
    I love the feeder you made, what materials did you use to cap the top? I've tried a screw on top but it keeps getting wet inside.
  7. NikSmith

    NikSmith Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 4, 2013
    Hey,, I know you posted this a Long time ago, but I found it recently through pinterest. Anyways, I have a PVC feeder, same as the one above but instead of holes, it's just open. My feeder isn't mounted up yet (chicks are just 8 weeks old). I find that the food will stick to the corners of the feeder, and then I have to pull it out for them to notice it. With age, do the chickens known enough to eat the food in the corners of the feeder so that more food falls from the sides? (I hope this makes sense!)
    Do you find this at all with your feeder you have? Right now they can stand in it and stick their heads into the corners to get more food, but i'm not sure if they'll be able to do that when they're full grown and it's mounted!
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  8. jtbass2756

    jtbass2756 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2013
    Nash County , NC
    My Coop
    [​IMG]Might be a silly question but do you keep the paper on there for more than 1 day if so how to you keep the chickens from tearing it up? LOL My run is not finished yet (long story, doing it myself..I'm disabled) and my girls would love to pick at that to shread it.[​IMG]LOL..... I've got the boot tray already, may go get another one today to make sure its all covered!
  9. ChickEngineer

    ChickEngineer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2011
    I change the paper every day. You are right, the girls would tear it up. I try to put the paper in about the same time they go to roost, then take it out first thing in the morning. I do less composting than before so just fold up the papers and throw everything away. I use shavings in the hutch and this method keeps the shavings clean. Cleanup is very easy and quick.
    The girls only go in the hutch to roost or use the nest boxes, spent most of the time in the coop (6' X 9') on sand or the run (4' X 25') on dirt.
    Good luck on the run.
  10. jtbass2756

    jtbass2756 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2013
    Nash County , NC
    My Coop
    [​IMG]Tks,,,,,I've been spending time today on cleaning the sand in the coop. Not difficult, just time consuming.. I use a sieve get the waste out of it...works really well. I just wish my ladies would not mess everything up in between my trips to the compost pile.[​IMG].LOL...they get great pleasure going behind my back even before I get the bucket filled... While I'm sifting...they are picking thru my waste bucket..[​IMG].
    [​IMG]On tip toes even[​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014

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