- Aug 27, 2011
Hello out there...this rookie needs some help! I just got my coop and my 5 ladies about a week ago (They're adopted!) Anyway, we have a tractor type coop 6 x 6 and about a 12 x 6 run for the girls....the move was tramatic, but as I've read if you have happy chickens they will produce! It took a couple of days of no eggs, then one egg....now I'm getting 5 for 5! Yeah! I have pine shaving bedding in their coop and under their perches, they have four nesting boxes 3 of which they poop in... and 1 where they actually lay eggs! It's the run I am beginning to wonder about, its taken them some time, but I can see that very soon there will be just dirt under their sweet little feet. I'm a clean freak and don't want friends that come visit to be put off by a poopy smelling coop or run. I clean the coop and change the bedding two times a week, but what can I do to keep the dirt from getting stinky? Any good advise would be gratly appreciated!.....I will have photos to post soon! Thanks in advance.....