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Poopsicle Removal

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 2DogsFarm, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Half the floor in my coop is cinderblock.
    Since the temps have dropped any poop that lands on this overnight is frozen solid by morning.

    Short of chiseling it up, does anyone have a suggestion for getting it up besides waiting for a thaw?
    I've already ruined one metal dustpan. [​IMG]

  2. mendygnl

    mendygnl Chirping

    Sep 3, 2009
    Glidden, IA
    sprinkle some wood chips on the board so the poo doesn't stick or
    wait until it thaws since it doesn't give off any fumes in the frozen state
  3. xC0000005

    xC0000005 Songster

    Nov 1, 2009
    Kirkland, WA
    I layered the floor in cardboard. I pull out the cardboard and put it in the compost and replace.
  4. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    I already use shavings on the non-cinderblock floor. It never occured to me to just add some to the other side.
    The cardboard is a good idea too.
    We are supposed to get some warmer weather this weekend - if I can do some cleanup of the poosicles I'll put cardboard down with shavings on top.

    mendygnl: that will work for my poopboard - also a problem in this deepfreeze!

    Why don't I think of these things?
    Oh wait...that's why I come here!

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