Day 34 -31st August 2012

Ok!

So today I cleaned out the Eglu, as I do weekly. This involves a number of things.

Firstly, we take off the grey back using two very simple sliding bolts;

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Next, after moving the roof off, using similar bolts, to get a better view, I simply lift the nest box inside door out;

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Now, it’s easy to slide and lift the roosting bars out;

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One night’s worth;

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I shut the door when I clean. So now the Cube looks like so;

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So now I clean the shades and hang them to dry;

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They get dirty because my Cube is under some trees which birds roost in;

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Here’s the back of the Cube’s door;

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Roosting bars uncleaned;

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Next box outside;

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Cleaned;

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All I do to clean everything is rinse with a hose and scrub with a j-cloth. Rinse j-cloth every so often.

For the nest box, I line with newspaper and then add with the bedding. To remove, the bedding clumps together when wet so I tend to wet it to make it much easier to remove. Then put in a bin liner bag before the big rubbish bin.

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For the poo trays under the roosting bars, I put the end of the tray in the bag then fold up the newspaper insure the bag. Like so;

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Then rinse and scrub.

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To show you how easy it is to open the nest box;

Before cleaning;

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After cleaning;

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When I’m done, I put the washed chicken cloth inconspicuously under one of the shades;

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Ta-Da;

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I timed myself. One hour 18 minutes. There was too much bedding so that probably added a couple of minutes on : )

Apart from that cleaning once a week, I dispose of any poo in the nest box every day, de-worm the chickens every month and use mite-kill on them every six weeks.

Hope you enjoyed that. Other media;

Sabrina;

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There was a dead worm on my patio, so I gave it to the chickens;

That’s all!

About katesklucks

I am living in the English suburbs with two dogs, a cat and six chickens!
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