What do you use to scoop out the icky litter in your brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gale65, May 27, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    we are using the pine pellets so when they get wet, they turn to dust. What is the easiest way to scoop it out? I was going to go buy something but thought maybe something I have on hand would work. Or should I buy a toy scoop shovel or something?
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    I use a kitty litter scoop, (I have cats).
     
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  3. animaluvr

    animaluvr In the Brooder

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    I use my dust pan works good scooping up shavings.
     
  4. Aemelia

    Aemelia Chirping

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    We found a huge dust pan that was advertised as 3 in 1. A dust pan, a bucket or a trash can. It works great.
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    For the brooder I use a plastic bowl, for the coop I use a litter box scooper. [​IMG]. Both work very well.
     
  6. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    i make my kids do it
     
  7. tclegg

    tclegg Chirping

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    kitty litter scooper seems to work the best for me too...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    thanks everyone. [​IMG] I'll see if I have a small clean dustpan handy and if not, I'll use a kitty litter scoop. I thought my kids had some old beach shovels laying around but I think they all got broken.
     

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