While there is still plenty of time left in the winter season, it isn't too early to prepare for this upcoming spring. After the long, harsh cold has passed, it will be time to give your coop a spring cleaning.
And just like your home, your chicken coop and chicken nest pad will likely need a fair share of spring cleaning this coming season. For the welfare of your chickens, you should clean your coops regularly.
Cleaning your chicken coop and chicken nest pad requires very specific steps, though. You must be thorough and should only use natural cleaning supplies that won't irritate the chickens.
Once the snow and ice melt away and you're ready to move the chickens back to their springtime home, here are the things that you should do:
After the coop has dried, lay down fresh bedding materials to keep the floors clean and the chickens warm. When it comes to choosing material for the floor, consider that chicken manure is made up of 85% water. You'll want the material to be absorbent to both matter and moisture, so plan accordingly.
Once the bedding materials are laid down, you'll be able to move your chickens back into their springtime homes.
Are you tired of dirty eggs and dirty nesting boxes? Roll out nest boxes will keep your eggs clean all year long because the eggs roll away from the hen and into a covered clean egg tray. Also, the hinged roost bar will keep the chickens out of the nesting box at night, which keeps the nesting area clean and free of night time manure buildup.
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