I am a huge fan of Omlet’s products. They’re easy to put together, easy to clean, warm in the winter, cool in the summer, well ventilated and the dreaded red mite can’t live in them! I have Omlet homes for nearly all of my pets, so when I decided to get chickens, I headed straight for the Omlet Cube. Whilst preparing it for my new babies and in the weeks following, I experimented with how best to stock it to keep the chickens clean and warm, as well as making it easier for the next cleaning session. After a few weeks I had it down to a fine art, and yesterday I suddenly thought about how it may help new comers to chicken keeping to know what to do. So here we go!
Line the nesting box with newspaper and dust free pine shavings.
Slide in the pink ‘poo trays’ and line with newspaper. I also put newspaper over the adjoining section to stop poo going on the centre bar.
Cover the newspaper with dust free pine shavings.
Pop the roosting bars in and lots of dust free straw in the nesting box.
Slide the lid back on.
Pop the back on and you’re done! I do this big clean once a week, but I do open it up every day and take out any major poos especially from the nesting box. As for cleaning, it’s easy! All the poo and newspaper are composted and the rest is jet hosed. I give it a light disinfectant spray, wipe down and done!