One of my many homestead tasks is mucking out our two chicken coops and duck house, which I do about monthly, give or take.
Today was such a day. I start by using scoop and spade tools to scoop up the dirty bedding, and place in a plastic bin for removal:
The bin with dirty bedding, and my supervisor:
A wide angle shot of the coop:
Several containers full of dirty bedding is carried to the compost bins.
Then I add fresh pine shavings; I usually just grab several handfuls and dump in a pile in the center of the coop, and let the chickens have fun spreading it out:
I do toss some under the roosts, though, since that’s where it’s needed the most, to collect night droppings:
I do the same in the other coop too, though it’s easier there, as most of the poop is collected on poop trays under the roosts. I still replace the bedding on the floor, though not as often.
I also added fresh straw to the duck house:
I use straw in the duck house as it copes better with getting wet.