Just curious how often every one cleans their coop. I do more cleaning OUTSIDE of the coop than inside, as the chickens sun themselves on the low roof of one coop with its attached pen, and they poop all over it. Tips and advice on cleaning out your Chicken Coop for health and hygiene. It can be quite demanding especially through Winter when the rain turns to mud, it’s cold and because the Chickens are spending more time in their Hen House because of the longer hours of darkness, there is a lot more poo around!. For general cleaning and prevention of Mites and other bugs, you can clean your house out with specialized Treatments such as Stalosan, Netlex Viratec, Poultry Shield and other such products. Avoid using water for cleaning unless the floor drains well, the day is warm and sunny and you can use ventilation to dry the house quickly. Try to avoid getting anything wet that won t dry before nightfall.
And what do you get when you clean that year’s worth of chicken stuff and bedding out in the early Spring? You get the perfect compost and mulch to start your garden. The chickens will always be in the coop since we live in the city with a landscaped yard they would destroy. In fact, I dare you to go out RIGHT NOW and take a pic of your coop in whatever state it’s currently in. I have only 2 chickens and 2 ducks at at the mo- I spot clean under perches/nest box most days and full clean and disinfect/mite treatment once a week. Want to clean your chicken coop, but don’t want to use bleach? I don’t like using it around our homestead, especially when it comes in contact with our animals. It’s packed full of recipes, ideas, and homesteading tips you can actually use (no fluff), plus a copy of my very popular mulch gardening how-to guide.
Daily egg holder (someday when I can have a chicken coop). Tilly’s Nest: How To Clean the Chicken Coop Gardening. We do ask though that you research into the hobby of chicken keeping before embarking on it. Make sure you wash hands thoroughly or wear gloves when cleaning the house and handling the birds to treat them. Mini clean, ie nesting box and poo tray twice a week (12 chickens). I haqve a traditional style coop and run, poop scoop every day, a full clean out once a week ( or there abouts work and weather permitting).
Natural Chicken Keeping: Deep Litter Method
Real life chickens will foul their chicken house and quite often foul the nesting box. The trick to quick and easy cleaning is to store everything that you might need within a few feet of the chicken house. We have 2 chickens in a coop with a sand floor. A small amount of hay is in their above-ground nest box. To make sure that Michael sees your question, you can send it to him directly at michael. When you clean your coop, never use bleach, aerosol sprays or any chemicals that may cause your hens harm. There are plenty of natural products you can use instead. When you first embark on your chicken keeping experience, there are many immediate issues that you know that you will need to address: housing, feeding, cleaning and so on the usual husbandry issues. When you first embark on your chicken keeping experience, there are many immediate issues that you know that you will need to address: housing, feeding, cleaning and so on the usual husbandry issues. Do the same with the feed and water containers: clean thoroughly and rinse well, and replace with a fresh supply. When you heat your coop, the birds will never get used to the colder outside temperature — so if the heat were to accidentally cut out causing a sudden change in temperature, you could literally lose your entire flock overnight. Now onto my favorite supplies for cleaning my chicken coop.