2-Scrape all the manure and soiled bedding from the coop using a shovel or a rake.
You should scrape all the manure and soiled bedding from the coop using a shovel or a rake, and then dispose of it in a compost pile or a trash bag. You can also use a broom or a brush to sweep the walls and floors of the coop, removing any cobwebs, dust, or other debris. This will help to ensure that the coop is clean and free of any potential health hazards for your chickens. Be sure to wear gloves and a dust mask when cleaning to protect yourself from any harmful bacteria or dust.
3-Dispose of the manure and soiled bedding in a compost pile or in a trash bag,
There are two main ways to dispose of chicken manure and soiled bedding: composting or trash disposal.
- Composting: Composting is a great way to recycle chicken manure and soiled bedding and turn it into nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden. To compost chicken manure, you will need to create a compost pile or bin. You can find instructions on how to do this online or in gardening books. Once you have created your compost pile, add the chicken manure and soiled bedding to the pile. Be sure to mix the manure and bedding with other organic materials, such as leaves, grass clippings, and food scraps. The compost pile will need to be turned regularly to aerate it and allow the materials to break down. Once the materials have broken down, you can use the compost in your garden.
- Trash disposal: If you do not have a compost pile or do not want to compost chicken manure, you can dispose of it in the trash. Be sure to place the manure and bedding in a sealed bag or container to prevent it from attracting pests. You should also check with your local waste management company to see if there are any special regulations for disposing of chicken manure.
It is important to handle chicken manure and soiled bedding carefully to avoid any potential contamination or health hazards. Chicken manure can contain harmful bacteria, such as salmonella, so it is important to wash your hands thoroughly after handling it. You should also avoid coming into contact with chicken manure if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system.