Pregnant and Keeping Chickens?

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

  1. MrsWeasley

    MrsWeasley In the Brooder

    Dec 26, 2012
    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 Songster

    Oct 15, 2010
    Westfield, Indiana
    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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