Whats the best way to clean 1/4" hardware cloth?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by greatconductor, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. greatconductor

    greatconductor Just Hatched

    Mar 9, 2017
    I currently have my quail chicks on 1/4" hardware cloth. They are about a week old and pooping non stop. Most of that does make it through the hardware cloth to the drop pans below but quite a bit as gotten stuck in the 1/4" holes. I've tried a plastic bristle brush but it doesn't seem to get into the holes themselves. Any suggestions on the best way to clean these little holes out? I'm afraid it's creating an unsanitary condition for my quail which defeats the whole purpose of putting them on wire to begin with.

    Thank you,
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2017
    Water to soften it up the brush.

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