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An inspiringly clean chicken coop

Jim McCausland, one of Sunset’s main contributors to our sister blog, Fresh Dirt, recently posted this nice write-up about a sparkling-clean chicken coop in Bend, Oregon. The poop hammock at Michelle Tullis’ henhouse. Here at Sunset, we solve the problem of the nightly droppings cascade by having a ...
  • Paula Stokdijk

    chicken feeder with stones around it to reduce dirt and feed from getting in the water

  • Amber Wills

    Elevated watering system. A great way of keeping a traditional water can cleaner. My "one day" chicken coop

  • Michele Miller

    An inspiringly clean chicken coop! Elevated Waterer and many more ideas on dealing with poop

  • Taylor Simon

    rocks around chicken water to keep water clean & less mud...

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Tips on the cleanest chicken coops. Even what to feed them to make the droppings drier and less-smelly.

DIY chicken water and feeder from 5-gallon buckets Only $1 EACH!! The ones at the feed store this size are 50-60 dollars!

  • Kari Fitzwater

    Katie Waits lol !!!

  • Katie Waits

    Maybe I can talk dad into getting me chickens and keeping them at his house!

  • Kari Fitzwater

    Yeah right Katie Waits I feel like curly would eat them ! He's a bird dog apparently lol

  • Lisa McCague

    This waterer is an awesome idea! I have an automatic filling one that just seems to leak all the time no matter how level it is! Grrrr...this looks like a great alternative!

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5 Tips for a Cleaner Chicken Coop with Less Effort

Whimsical chicken coop sitting on the corner of an industrial complex in Syosset NY.

5 Tips for a Cleaner Chicken Coop with Less Effort! ....sweep litter onto a tarp and pull it to the garden or compost pile.

Chicken Coop- this is the MOST contemporary (and somewhat Asian) looking coop I've EVER seen. Very cool for the right setting. mv

LowLife Couture: cute coops

@Carrie Plowman this seems like something you need (not) ~separate area for brooder or sick chicken ~could put removable solid panel in the back ~when removed there is hardware cloth, so chickens can get to know each other ~round vents ~love the white with oil rubbed hardware ~storage underneath

  • Tori Kaer

    This would be cool with a few change to turn it into a cage for our guinea pig