1. pcdawn2000

    pcdawn2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I am only in this Chicken raising about 4 weeks!!! LOVING IT!! my coop has a chicken wire section under their roost (great for letting the poop fall through to the ground below and I can rake it up)...I am having issues with shaving falling through that when they get in there and scratch around, I wanted to do the deep litter method for this winter but it is not working as of yet, today I have to go in and add more shavings as the bare floor is starting to show already from them scratching. In the winter I will cover the chicken wire with a board to keep cold drafts out, but is there anything else I can do to keep my litter shavings in there?? the comments I read about poop boards is that just a board that ya'll just put under their roost and pull it out to clean?? I am trying to picture it in my head...any pictures would be great if ya'll wanna share....THANKS!!
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. yyz0yyz0

    yyz0yyz0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think of cat litter boxes, that's what my poop boards are like. they are wooden trays with 3in sides that are under the roosts, I keep Sweet PDZ in them to act as the litter and use a litter scoop to clean them once or twice a week.

    There is almost no smell and it scoops out real easy.

    Depending on your coop design if you could make them into pullout trays/drawers that would make cleaning even easier.
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Something like these examples:



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    (This is the one I'm copying and building, but using a 2x4 laying flat for the roost bar itself...2x3 is too small!)
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    This is what to use in the tray...smell GREAT!
     
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  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    My Coop
    That is so much like mine...mine has two roost bars, though. I will never be without a poopboard again.
     
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  6. pcdawn2000

    pcdawn2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    WONDERFUL!!! I have a 2x2 for the roost bar (came that way when I bought the pre-fab coop) but told hubby that I wanted it changed to a 2x4 sideways or flat...I will have him make me a "litter box" to put on the wire for the winter!!! Dont want them getting a cold breeze on their fannys in the winter!!! Summer its great for ventilation!!
     

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