Started a coop two weeks now, starting to smell how do i clean it out?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bigeasy, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. bigeasy

    bigeasy New Egg

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    should i clean allshavings out or look for poop?
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  2. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Hello,
    To give good advice we need a little more info.
    How big is the coop?? How many Birds?? Are they in it 24/7???
    Coops can start to stink for many reasons,
    Winter - shut up to tight with out vents.
    To Many Birds in the coop for the footage.
    Damp/Wet for any reason. leaky roof leaking waterers.

    In the summer I spot clean under the roosts/sleep area because the
    rest of the coop stays cleaner because they spend so much time out side.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Basically, unless you have a water leak of some kind, you probably have too much poop for the amount of litter in there. You can clean some of the poop out, clean all of the litter and poop out or add more litter. If you can answer fluffysilkies' questions, that would give us a better idea of what your underlying problem is and the best way to solve it. Also, how deep were your shavings to start with?

    Sometimes it just takes a little time to fine tune your coop management in the beginning.
     
  4. bigeasy

    bigeasy New Egg

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    Thank you for your reply, Ive added some air vents and just needed spot cleaning. I think it was to air tight. Thanks again!!!
     

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