Get the Shelter in Working Order
Start with the housing while securing your flock’s living quarters. The “spring cleaning” craze is well-known, but in the chicken coop, it’s more likely to be the “autumn cleaning” frenzy.
When the hens’ laying slows and molts begin, you can tell the season has changed and it’s time to clean everything thoroughly. Water fonts, feeders, various dishes, and snack baskets should all be scrubbed. Remove any old bedding from the nest boxes, especially any that has become soiled over the course of the season. Scrub roosts and remove trash, especially if you use an electric bulb to heat the coop or part of the building.