It’s that time is year to deep clean my chicken coop before winter. I thought I’d post some tools I use to get the job done and my favorite bedding choice.
First, cover your nose! You don’t want to inhale what you are about to clean out. Lol
Next, scrap everything out! Almost done in these pics.
I also use a natural mixture of vinegar and water, 50/50 with a few drops of lemon essential oil. Spray the coop and wipe down.
Then, place your new bedding. I like to use a layer of sand and peat moss. Some people think peat moss is too dusty but I’ve had less trouble from it than straw. Wood shavings need cleaned too often. My favorite is peat moss because its safe if they eat it, it keeps down the smell, and it can be turned easily to keep the coop cleaner. I only have to deep clean twice a year.
Feel free to share your favorite way to clean a coop around your homestead!