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I was recently asked “how often do you clean out the chicken coop?” Well, the answer can vary, depending on: how many chickens you have where the nesting boxes are compared to the roost area how much time the chickens spend inside the coop where do you keep their food and water the time of […]Read more »
Melissa Caughey Story and photos As the earth begins to thaw and the ice and snow melt away, we welcome spring with open arms. We have had a tough winter in the Northeast and plenty of chicken coops, including mine, needed a bit of a deep cleaning. I spent the past weekend cleaning things out […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms Cleaning the coop is probably the most dreaded chore we as chicken keepers must perform but also the most important. Why? Keeping the coop and run environment clean is the best way to prevent disease in your flock. What process should you use? What makes this […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Whether you are new to chicken-keeping or just expanding due to chicken math, here are a few tips to make your coop easier for you to clean and more comfortable for your feathered family. 1) Paint every surface with a non-toxic animal-safe paint to […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell of Iron Oak Farm So I’m gonna open up here. Show you all my dirty laundry (literally). But as a disclaimer for my own self dignity…I do keep a clean house…most of the time. We’ve all had that phone call. “Hi-yee, we’re in the neighborhood, thought we’d stop by. Mmmmkay, see ya […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest As the weather warms up, the coop begins to call out. Along with spring cleaning around the house and yard, our chicken coop also receives a good deep cleaning a few times per year, especially come spring. Just like raising children, there are many different ways […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeI love interacting with members of the community of chicken keepers here at Community Chickens. I am constantly impressed by your creative solutions to the every day challenges that caring for a flock of chickens presents. A few weeks ago, I mentioned on the Community Chickens Facebook page that we were taking advantage […]Read more »
from Jennifer Sartell Photos by author While this post isn’t about sparkling fizzies, sugar rimmed glasses or spiked eggnog, it is about using alcohol in the coop. But before you head to the backyard with martini glasses and tiny umbrellas to celebrate with the girls, you might want to keep reading. As far as the […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Welcome to Cluckingham Palace, a beautiful coop and story by Karen Driscoll of Cabot, Pennsylvania. I love the story behind the construction of Cluckingham Palace! It started as a desire from the memory of a childhood pet duck and then in 2009, stemmed to a beautiful coop. What makes this story so […]Read more »
You wouldn’t spray chemicals in your baby’s crib to clean it, would you? Of course not. Nor do you want to use chemicals when you clean your chicken coop, no matter how dirty it gets. Products such as Sevin Dust, household bleach, aerosols sprays, creosote and other potentially hazardous products have no place in or […]Read more »