Pregnant and Keeping Chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MrsWeasley, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. MrsWeasley

    MrsWeasley Out Of The Brooder

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    My midwife voiced concern about me caring for the chickens, especially cleaning out the coop due to ammonia. We are in the process of building a gypsy wagon coop, and I wondered if there was anyway to build into the design to limit how much cleaning I'd have to do inside the coop beyond a poop board under the roost? Thanks!
     
  2. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The big box hardware store carry respirators with cartidges for various fumes. I wear a dust mask when I clean the coop or spread DE. Leave open the doors and vents will help. Hopefully your coop has plenty of ventillation so ammonia fumes are not a concern.
     

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