A shop vac that wouldn't expel dust & wouldn't clog. Just think how easy cleaning would be then!We all have something we wish was invented to make chicken keeping better, and I was wondering what yours were. I have to clean the shavings in my coop with a broom and a tub, sweeping out all the shavings. I then have to scrub the floor on my hands and knees, all because my family won't let me get a pitchfork! What are yours, I'm interested to find out!
*Looks at our arrangment of multiple, 100-foot hoses with manifolds and connectors to get water to different places*A way to store water down there and keep it fresh bc it’s also too far to run a hose.
Eh, it's not a big deal, takes maybe 10 minutes.That’s a LOT of scoops, even if doing only half the bag until you can lift it.
That's what I use to stir up the shavings daily. Use a small snow shovel(meant to keep in car) to remove shavings twice a year....it fit right into a feed bag.I use a little landscaping rake that has a full length handle, but the rake is only about 8" wide.
I splurged on good rubber hoses 10-15 years ago, never regretted the cost.PS -- NEVER buy cheap hose.
My husband made a “Poop Drawer” a drawer under the roosts that slides out to make cleaning easier. It is awesome!Removable coop floor! Like a huge slide-out tray for a floor! Then cleaning would be almost as easy as cleaning a bird cage! Just slide out the floor, spray it clean, and put it back! (Then again, I also often wonder why I don't figure up a system to just line the floor.
I swear, liners are a way to go! I used to use bedding in my brooder, and after a while, moisture and odor clung to the brooder even after cleaning. I started using liners at the bottom and putting bedding on top- the liner absorbs the moisture and there is no odor.