June 2011

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Cleaning your Coop

by leeannm on June 25, 2011

Cleaning your coop should be done regularly to avoid smells which can in turn attract unwanted pests and lead to crook chooks.

The basic tools you need to clean your coop are a rake, a spade and a wheelbarrow for all that poop in your coop! Depending on the time of year, you shouldn’t use water to wash down the coop, unless it is warm and sunny and the coop dries quickly. A damp coop with poor ventilation, will mean mould will grow and your chickens could get sick.
You don’t need any special cleaning products. We use our standard house cleaner and Windolene for the coop windows. Clean the coop first, and then sanitize it with a mix of water and bleach. Be sure to air it well so that it dries.

How often you clean your coop will depend on your tolerance levels for cleanliness, however at the very least you should ensure your coop is dry and the feeders and waterers are clean and the poop tray is regularly emptied. Nest boxes should be kept clean with dirty bedding replaced the next day.


Chicken Housing and What To Look For

June 3, 2011
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Like us, chickens have some basic requirements when it comes to housing. Irrespective of whether you intend to keep chickens for a few breakfast eggs or looking to breed chicks for other farmers you have a moral duty to provide stress free, comfortable surroundings for your flock and as the old saying goes….a happy chicken [...]

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