I don’t clean my chicken coop but 3 or 4 times a year. I use a few 5-gallon buckets and use a shovel and hand broom to sweep all of the poo and bedding from the coop floor and nesting boxes. The wood floor on the inside of our coop we put linoleum on it. Many of the cleaners used on chicken coops, like bleach and aerosol sprays, can have disastrous effects on a flock. Next, take a bucket of water and add some vinegar and Dawn dishwashing soap and scrub the floor, nest boxes and roosts.
Tips and advice on cleaning out your Chicken Coop for health and hygiene. Mice going around by spotting their poo on the floor amongst the wood shavings, so make sure this is replaced on a regular basis. At barn/cabin where I rent the farm owners have 2 chicken coops. I aSSumed that since chickens also POOP, you would have to clean where they live out like any other enclosed area:confused: There are 25 in one, and 10+ in other. We cleaned ours every Saturday, swept, desinfected and added new sand for the floor. Customize your coop’s bedding material to keep your chickens healthy and to prevent their eggs from cracking. Sufficient litter provides a secure foundation for chickens’ legs and feet, a soft landing for eggs, a way to gather droppings quickly and the ability to easily clean your birds’ housing. Sand is the flooring material of choice for outdoor runs that are exposed to the elements frequently: It doesn’t break down, it dries fast and it doubles as a great material for dust baths.
Tips for chicken coop cleaning in the spring. By covering the floor with vinyl tiles, it will be much easier to keep the floors clean, especially after a long winter.