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Pooping issue

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by samuelvw1, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. samuelvw1

    samuelvw1 New Egg

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    My issue is I have a board running through my coop fencing where my hens perch my issue is they poop a lot when perched there how do I solve the issue I use a garden hose to wash the area clean
    Sam
     
  2. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly is the issue? Chickens eat and crap and they spend a large amount if time on the roost areas so that is where most the crap goes
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
  3. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens tend to roost on the highest perch they can find. If you want that board to stay clean, offer them a higher roost in another location where you don't mind the poop falling.

    I have a 2x4 in my run for my birds to roost on during the day. They go up there to preen in the sun or to just get away from each other sometimes. I keep a wide putty knife in the run to scrape it down.

    It's pretty much a given that birds will roost and poop so you just have to give them a place to do it that is more acceptable for you and at least ( if not more) desirable than where they are doing it now.
     

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