Keep Pests Out Of Your Chicken Coop

One of your weekly jobs as a Chicken Coop owner is to keep it clean. This is very important during the summer months when pests and bugs love to get into all of those nooks and crannies.

We clean our houses every week, so you should be cleaning your Chicken Coops and Chicken Houses just as often, if not more! Eggshell Online the experts who sell Chicken Coops and Houses, advise people to as often as possible. Infestations can destroy all of your hard work, and can lead to the most extreme circumstances where you lose some of your Chickens. It’s vitally important to be cleaning coops as a build-up of dropping that attract pests can lead to a build-up of ammonia which can be damaging to your hens.

The most important thing you need to when cleaning out your Chicken Coop is to replace the bedding.

Dirty Chicken Coop

There are a number of different types of bedding that act as floor litters that can be used. They include:

  • Wood Shavings
  • Straw
  • Chopped Cardboard
  • Easichick

You should be giving your Chicken Coop a thorough clean at least once every 6 months. This time of year is a great time to give your Chicken Coop a good clean as the weather warms up. When carrying out the thorough clean, be sure to remove all of the parts and get inside it to make sure it’s to the best standard. You wouldn’t live in a dirty house, so don’t let your Chicken’s live in a dirty nest. Clean it out using a scrubbing brush and make sure you rinse it with water and leave it to dry in the sunlight.

After the clean is finished you can use disinfectant to ensure all of the nasty bugs and bacteria are left for dead.

After a deep clean, leave the coop to dry for as long as possible.

We will be back with more advice next month!

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