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:
- Spray bottle, filled with distilled vinegar OR a bleach and water mixture.
- Scrubber Brush
- Replacement litter
- Remove the chickens from the coop. This is easier said than done.
- 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.
- Use the hose and rinse the whole coop thoroughly.
- 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.
- Allow the coop to air dry (keep the chickens out during this process).
- 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.
- Put in clean straw, wood shavings, or whatever else you use on the chicken coop floor.
- 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.