Cleaning of chicken houses

Cleaning of chicken houses

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For healthy chickens, cleaning the coop is essential. Cleaning prevents diseases and bad smells. To guarantee a correct hygiene for your hens, Ducatillon has selected suitable products for the cleaning of your hen house.

It is important to ensure a good hygiene for your hens, and to clean their hen house. Chicken houses are sources of bacteria, diseases, and infections. To counteract this, it is therefore advisable to clean the coop regularly. In addition, a clean coop will allow your chickens to grow faster, and live longer.

How often should I clean the coop?

Every day, when you go to feed your chickens, it is important to change their water, but also to check if there are any abnormalities in the hen house. In addition, it is important to remove the droppings from the litter so that your hens are clean and avoid bad odors. To remove the droppings you can use a scraper and a shovel. At the same time, it is important to take a few hours every week to clean the chicken house. During this cleaning, it is important to change the litter. Before putting in the new litter, you must disinfect the coop, empty and clean the drinkers and feeders.

In order not to throw away the used litter, you can use it as natural fertilizer. Finally, a hen house needs to be cleaned twice a year. It is advisable to do these cleanings in early spring and early winter. To do this, your hens should not be in the coop. During this cleaning, you will have to disinfect all the corners of your hen house. Do not hesitate to use your high pressure water jet during this cleaning.

In addition, it is important to use a brush to scrub everything. In order to disinfect thoroughly, Ducatillon has selected an effective surface disinfectant for your poultry houses. It is necessary to dry everything in order to put litter in your hen house, and once the habitat is reinstalled, it is imperative to air it before putting your hens back in.

Some tips for your chicken coop

In addition to disinfection, it is essential to air your coop every day. This aeration will counteract the bad smells. This aeration must obviously be done in addition to the daily cleaning of the litter (remove the excrements). Wood is a material that must be monitored and treated regularly. Once a year it is advisable to treat your wood and give it a new coat of paint. This treatment will allow it to withstand bad weather. It is recommended to use products adapted to hen houses, and not to use harmful products. Indeed, the odors can persist but also spread to your garden and intoxicate your hens and other animals with which they can cohabit. A harmless and common product you can use is white vinegar. Finally, it is important to protect your chickens from the cold in winter. For this, a good insulation is recommended. In addition, during bad weather, it is essential to check your hen house for leaks. Leaks are a source of bacteria and diseases for your hens.