Routine Chicken Coop Maintenance
Routine coop maintenance is an essential part of keeping your chickens healthy. Check out these great chicken coop maintenance tips-How often you should clean your hen house/chicken coop/ from the Chicken Whisperer on our featured video and get more great coop cleaning tips below.
How often you should clean your hen house or chicken coop
tHow often you should clean your hen house and coops depends on how many chickens you have and how big your hen house or coop run is. You should clean your hen house and chicken coop regularly (a good rule of thumb-if you can smell chicken feces-it is time to clean your coop). You should poop scoop your hen house litter at least every other day and make a complete change if litter is too dirty. Dirty chicken litter can cause bacterial infections and is a breeding ground for parasites. Any wet bedding or litter should be removed right away. You should till the ground in your coop run area at least 3 or 4 times a year. Nest boxes should be kept clean and dry at all times. If you have a chicken tractor you should move it regularly and before the chickens eat all of the grass. If you leave the tractor to long in one area and allow your chickens to eat all of the grass, greens, herbs, and allow feces to build up the nitrogen from their feces will make it impossible to grow anything in that spot for several months. You should till the soil after moving your coop and wait one year before planting crops where chicken coops were.
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