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Take care of the poop.

A manure box is invaluable in your chicken coop. It’s similar in concept to a cat’s litter box. Chickens roost above their manure box every night, dropping their manure below. Large operations (like the one shown) have large areas covered with grating that serve the same purpose as the manure box.

You can customize a manure box to your chicken coop and measurements. It’s a shallow wood or plastic box with half-inch wire hardware cloth framed lid over it; this wire lid is removable. The wire mesh lid is removable. Place your bedding inside your manure box. Some of your chickens’ manure will fall through the lid to inside the manure box, and some of the manure will remain on top of the screen lid.

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