Clean chicken house!
I spent a few hours this morning cleaning out the chicken house litter. It was deep, damp, packed down and had been smelling like amonia for a couple of weeks. It desperately need stirring up and drying out. It gets wet somehow, probably from my snow covered boots and the slightly leaky waterer. It is frozen solid a lot in the winter, but today is a bit warmer, so it had thawed. I scraped the solid chunks up off the floor and took about 5 wheelbarrels full to my manure pile. I had to shovel out the snow in front of the chicken house and put down some boards over the snow for the wheelbarrel to roll on. It worked well. Here's today's pile:
It's beside and on top of the previous manure piles which are now covered with snow.
Here's the chicken house I want to paint. Both sides face the road.
Here's the clean chicken house with new litter. I used an old bag of the big shredded computer paper. I usually use the twice cross cut stuff but am out of it right now. They are used to this stuff too and are all big adults.
These are the nesting boxes
And here's another pic of the new clean floor. They love it and started chirping and scratching around in it immediately.
It sure felt good to get that job done! It had been hanging over me for a ocuple of weeks now.