- Build a compost containment unit for the old wood pellets. Finding four congruent spots to drive fence posts and that would result in a symmetric compost pile is quite the challenge in North Stonington. They call it Stonington for a reason. I had left over fence from the run construction and picked up fence posts at Home Depot yesterday.
- Go to Home Depot and buy dust mask and a big ass shovel for the scooping.
- Remove old wood pellets to compost pile.
- Clean straw out of next boxes.
- Liberally apply a slurry of diatomaceous earth and water to everything inside the coop.
- Spread left over slurry on the coop floor and wait for everything to dry.
- Spray inside of coop with an anti-parasite spray. Sprayed birds, too. They are looking mangy.
- Add new wood pellets and straw for the nests. Place water and feeder back into the coop.
- Open the pop door so the chickens can enjoy their newly cleaned home.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I cleaned out the coop today. This entailed the following activities: