Poop frozen to roosts

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by animalover, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. animalover

    animalover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to scrape the poop off the roosts, but now it is frozen solid! How do I get it off?
     
  2. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this problem too. I was using a kitty litter scoop, but now I think I need to upgrade to a drywall putty knife or something. Oh, and be careful when you chisel it off. It becomes airborne and shoots in all directions!
     
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  3. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a wide putty knife. The first couple of times are tough, then the frozen little things just fly off!
     
  4. J.Pryce

    J.Pryce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same issue. I've got a garden hoe, & it won't come off. We are supposed to get about 36 degrees this weekend, so maybe it will scrape off then.
     
  5. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use a metal pancake turner..
     
  6. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    broad putty knife works well. I keep one hanging on a hook inside the coop for just that purpose.
     
  7. Turkeyrangler

    Turkeyrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto, do the same thing and it hangs in the coop as well, try moving frozen Turkey poo, epic mountains of poo on the 2X6 roost. Pops them off pretty good if I get to them every day.
     
  8. HudsonValleyGirl

    HudsonValleyGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I put a flash light directly on it for a while, and then it becomes mushy and I whipe it off!
     
  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    putty knife and try to put DE all over them to get a surface that will scrape of easier
     
  10. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I use the edge of a shovel.
     

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