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Would you want to know how I do this messy job in as little time as possible?
One of the benefits to having a game plan when you go into clean the coop is that the whole dirty job will take less time. Our hens only lay in the nest boxes inside the coop. They are not very comfortable with me being in the coop while they are trying to relax and concentrate on business!
When I stick to my plan, I can have a clean chicken coop in just a few minutes. The hens can get back to their task, and I can move on to the next task on my list. Occasionally the coop needs a deeper cleaning. The following 6 steps are how I tackle the deeper cleaning when necessary.
First I scrap all loose manure from any of the furniture in the coop. For me this includes two ladders used as roost set up for the hens. I also remove the dropping board cover from under the roost bar.
Place all feed bowls and waterers somewhere outside away from the dust you might stir up. Spread out the tarp or wheel barrow you will use to collect the coop bedding. Step 2 Scrap, sweep, shovel and rake all of the bedding material from the coop. Step 3 Sweep down the ceiling and the corners, maybe even the walls, removing all the cobwebs.
While you have the broom out, turn off the fan and give it a good sweep. Make sure the motor area on the back of the box fans is clean and not blocked by dust.
Allow the wet areas to dry. Step 5 Later in the day, add new bedding. Push the bedding into the corners, and under the roost bars. Step 6 Add nesting material, herbs and fresh straw. Freshening up the nests will ensure clean beautiful eggs! Day to Day Cleaning Up Keeping the coop clean requires very little time and energy on a daily basis.
I keep a large dustpan and a garden trowel in the coop. Every morning, I scrap the chicken droppings onto the dustpan. If the dropping board covering is getting messy, I grab a couple empty feed bags and change them out.
The chicken droppings are deposited in the compost heap. Chicken droppings should not be used directly on your garden. Instead, let the droppings mix with your other composted materials for about a year. What tips would you share about keeping a clean chicken coop?Building a chicken coop is a fairly simple weekend project.
The free chicken coop plans below include blueprints, material lists, and building instructions, making . The whole thing will be enclosed with chicken wire to form a small but secure pen for the mornings and evenings: effectively doubling the available space of the coop from 16sq/ft to 32sq/ft (4, insulated sq/ft per chicken or 8sq/ft total if counting the pen), based on Storey's recommendation/5(4).
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This beautiful DIY chicken coop is a spacious 3’ x 4’ wooden structure designed for three to five chickens. It has a large main access door with a sturdy 4” surface bolt and a 6” door pull.
The door includes a window for you to check in on your feathered friends and for them to get some sunlight.