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Who cleaned out the chicken coop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dawny2u2, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. dawny2u2

    dawny2u2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Noticing there was quite a pile under the roost, I planned on gettin in there today, and cleaning it out. We had some snow, and some cold, and those chickens were reluctant to get outside. I fed them plenty inside the coop, and decided to kick them outside when it got sunny. My oh my, went in to clean, and poof! the pile was missing! Now, there's been no one in there but them....any one have any experience with this possibility?????
     
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    When it is cold out and my hens stay inside they dig up and turn over the bedding several times and the piles vanish into the bedding....joe
     
  3. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    How funny. Magically disappearing poo!
     
  4. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Hmmm, maybe I need to start locking mine up...lol. [​IMG]
     
  5. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    How come that never happens to me?? [​IMG]

    If you tossed the food into the coop and not in a feeder then they will stir up all the bedding while they are scratching around.
    That is my only guess, or the pooh fairy came and took it, look and see if she left any money under the roost.
     
  6. dawny2u2

    dawny2u2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank Goodness! I thought I may have poop eating chickens! YUCK.... and, no, there wasn't any $$ anywhere
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  7. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you have an overzealous organic gardener living nearby who wanted some good fertilizer for the garden.
    I've heard of people stealing eggs and hens, maybe the gardeners are getting desperate too! It does turn into black gold in the compost bin, you know!
     
  8. Marbleheader

    Marbleheader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happened to me today. Yesterday, there was a big pile under the roost that I told my self I'd clean today. Came home from work, and it was gone. Lesson learned.
     
  9. Poppycock

    Poppycock Out Of The Brooder

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    So if we just wait long enough, the coop cleans itself [​IMG]
     
  10. WVchick

    WVchick New Egg

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    My 2 leghorns plow up the wood shaving in their coop. Their feeder is attached to wall and they empty the feeder into the bedding on floor. Will they still eat that feed after it's on the floor in a pile? I am trying deep litter method and this complicates "the plan"
     

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