poop board

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jimz1, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't start building my coop yet, hopefully in a couple weeks, and I don't quite understand about the poop boards. Where do you put them and how many. The boot trays sound like a great idea for cleaning. Does anyone have pictures inside the coop so I have some idea where to put them?
     
  2. Captain Carrot

    Captain Carrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the poop board goes under the roosts. The idea being that chickens poop a lot while roosting, so a couple of times a week you can take them out give them a good wash and maybe disinfect and replace.

    Hopefully you won't have to clean the coop as often.
     
  3. Newbie in Screamer Al

    Newbie in Screamer Al Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put my poop boards above the nest boxes to keep em clean. I also got some stick on 18x18 inch vinyl tiles to stick on the boards. Makes an easy swipe clean off everyday. here is a pic........[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a piece of linoleum over the tops of the nest boxes and use that as the poop board
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  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are pictures of mine:

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    In our big coop, the boot trays rest on a board held up by shelf supports. To make sure the trays don't tip if the birds perch on the edge on their way up to the roost, I have screwed a couple of small boards on the back of the coop wall just above the level of the boot tray when it's in place, like a lip.

    In the small coop, the boot tray just sits on the floor.

    I take the trays out every morning, take them over to my composter and dump/scrape out the contents. Then I give them a quick hose off and return them to the coop all cleaned. The process takes me all of 5 minutes.
     
  6. chellejeff

    chellejeff Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so what's the difference between a poop board and a boot tray. They both look like poop boards.
     
  7. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:SAme thing.
     
  8. serendipityfarm

    serendipityfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cover mine w/bedding and use a cat litter scoop to clean it each day. Poop doesnt stick to the board that way. [​IMG]
     
  9. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Cat litter, great idea

    Xoxox
     
  10. chellejeff

    chellejeff Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:SAme thing.

    OK, thanks, I thought maybe I was missing something. I sprinkle sand from the floor on my poop board. It works, but I may cause it to evolve some more. Maybe some rails around the edges of the board so I can put deeper sand on it.
     

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