I read 7chicks post as if I wrote it. My routine to a T .. .7chicks said:I scoop their "gifts" up daily much to the delight of my gardens and shrubs. Whole coop and run is cleaned weekly. Fresh wood shavings in the coop, run raked up and freshened up.
I used gloves at first, but then started to use all those plastic groc bags as gloves, or more like mittens. Mine all poop in a row, so it is easy to pick it up, with pine shavings, I don't get it all, but a lot of it, takes 5-10 min for all 3 coops of mine. As far as bending over, I built mine to where the floor is waist high, and under it is more open area they can play in. I just open the big doors and reach in. Sometimes I have to bend back, and I learned fast to look before I bend, as poo sometimes gets near the door.HomeSkillet said:Ok you guys, do you use dog poop scoopers, are you bending over with gloves on.... I'm trying to imagine picking out all those little poos..... how do you do it?
Icecream bucket hangs on the wall ready to go with a pair of Dollar Store $1 cheap plastic salad tongs. Works like a charm. Nope hand scooping for me. Ewww.Ok you guys, do you use dog poop scoopers, are you bending over with gloves on.... I'm trying to imagine picking out all those little poos..... how do you do it?
Jim, I took a picture for you. They don't leave droppings in the main part of the coop. Mainly when they are roosting at night. So, under their roosting ladders I made a wooden frame that surrounds boot trays. The I have a wire cover over it all. See the picture below.Jim said:Hmm, I can't put an image to that description, can you post a pic when ya get a chance.