Will this work to clean out the coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crazeetxn, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. crazeetxn

    crazeetxn Out Of The Brooder

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    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi, I've tried with things like that and the poo falls thru. It just never worked for me. Now I use a shovel that kinda looks like a snow shovel or manure shovel. 26 bucks at Lowe's
     
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    crazeetxn Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what my other half said too [​IMG]

    I used to clean up every day, then on the weekends, now when I get a chance. Most I pick up is flattened out or bigger than some of their eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use an emergency snow shovel to clean out the duck pen. It's the same size as a kid's snow shovel but with a longer handle.
     
  5. LuvMyArabs

    LuvMyArabs Out Of The Brooder

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  6. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
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    Mine are normally packed together so it scoops right up!
     
  7. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    We use metal dustpans. They work great, especially if kids are helping!
     
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    firsthouse_mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a cat litter scoop that is extra large. We have a smallish coop house and I usually just do a few scoops a day from under the roost. Our coop is almost waist high too. If you have a large walk-in coop, this wouldn't be practical.
     
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    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as they SHOULD BE!! hehe;)
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  10. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a child's metal leaf rake with a 3' handle. I found it on clearance at Home Depot.
    The metal tines are closer together than a regular leaf rake, and the whole head is just 8" wide or so which makes it easy to reach into the corners of the coop underneath the roosting bars.
     

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