How to Clean a Chicken Coop – When, Why and How Often

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What benefits do you get for chicken coops and laying hens? What you need to know about this?

I will not list which bedding to use, many articles have already been written about this on my channel.

Go straight to the point!

CHICKEN BED AND ITS BENEFITS

The litter receives all bowel movements from laying hens and other technical waste. Thanks to the chemical processes of litter and the substrate of the litter, when heated, it gives off the heat that heats the room.

The rotten litter with litter partially becomes a working material for self-cleaning and even a therapeutic substrate for poultry. If the birds are few, then the heat transfer effect will be minimal, since the litter needs constant fresh litter.

UPDATE BEDS AND WHEN TO CLEAN IT

It is refreshed fresh as it is contaminated, not leading to a black state and, all the more, to a strong smell with ammonia, an excessively wet litter is a signal for the development of various diseases in birds.

They clean the litter in the spring, after warm weather is established on the street, when the chickens go out onto the street daily and immediately pour a new one, if the litter is not badly dirtied during the summer, then you can not clean it in the fall, but only update it fresh until spring.

DISPOSAL OF WASTE LITTER

litter with litter is an invaluable fertilizer, but to become one, you need to store it in silo containers, boxes or pits.
between the layers (usually a layer of litter 10-20-30 cm) it is advisable to sprinkle with earth, at least 10 cm, and spill the litter with water from a watering can.