How to Clean Chicken Poop Stains

Unless you’re a farmer, you usually don’t think about how to clean chicken poop stains. But more and more common people are starting to own chickens that they use for food and eggs. That means that more people need to learn how to eliminate those chicken poop stains from their property and, sometimes, their clothing.

How to Clean Chicken Poop Stains

How to Remove Chicken Poop Stains from Clothing

If you are working with chickens on a regular basis, there is always the chance of getting chicken poop on your clothing. You probably work in close proximity to the chickens, and accidents can happen in the coop. When those accidents happen, how do you get the chicken poop off of your clothes?

What You Will Need:

  • Gallon bucket
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda (optional)
  • Stain remover
  1. If the chicken poop is on your clothes, the first thing you need to do is get any of the hardened poop off. Just rinse it off with the hose.
  2. Take your gallon bucket and fill it with one part vinegar, one part water. Put the whole article of clothing into the vinegar and water mixture for approximately an hour.
  3. Hang the article of clothing so that it can air dry.
  4. Look and see if there is a stain in the area you were cleaning. If there is not, you can wash the article of clothing as usual. If there is still a stain, use some commercial stain remover and run it through the washer.
  5. Between washing and drying, take the article of clothing out and check to make sure the stain is gone. If it is not, repeat steps 1 to 3 again.
  6. If there is no stain and still a bit of a smell, sprinkle some baking soda on the area in order to eliminate the remaining odor. 

How to Remove Chicken Poop Stains from the Chicken Coop

Since your chickens shouldn’t really be in your home (unless there is something odd going on), there will be times that you need to clean down the chicken coop so that the wood and flooring do not stain.

What you will need:

  • Shovel
  • Spray bottle, filled with distilled vinegar OR a bleach and water mixture.
  • Hose
  • Scrubber Brush
  • Replacement litter
  1. Remove the chickens from the coop. This is easier said than done.
  2. Shovel out whatever you are using on the bottom of the coop to keep it clean. If you aren’t currently using anything, now is the time to start. Straw, wood shavings, and equine pellets are all appropriate to use. These things help reduce the smell and make it easier to clean the chicken coop floor.
  3. Use the hose and rinse the whole coop thoroughly.
  4. Spray the entire coop with the solution of your choice, allowing it to sit for about 15 minutes so it can soak in. Rinse it thoroughly.
  5. Allow the coop to air dry (keep the chickens out during this process).
  6. After the chicken coop has air dried, do a look over to make sure that your solution eliminated most or all of the staining. Some stains may require a little elbow grease; spray directly on those stains and scrub with a scrubber brush until they go away.
  7. Put in clean straw, wood shavings, or whatever else you use on the chicken coop floor.
  8. Allow the chickens back into the coop.

Cleaning the chicken poop and removing stains is important for the health of your chickens and for the longevity of your chicken coop, so make sure you’re doing one of these deep cleans at least twice a year for best results.