So here’s the deal. On monday, wednesday and fridays I like to freshen up the coop. House cleaning service comes in, gives it a good scrubbing and leaves a present on the pillow. I like to use Thieves Household cleaner because it is a great nontoxic, biodegradable, cleansing solution that uses theraputic-grade essential oils as a germ-killer and disinfectant. It is documented to kill over 99.96% of bacteria. It is made with cinnamon, cloves, rosemary, lemon and eucalyptus. It smells oh so good and it will not harm my little baby girls. Sounds like a commercial doesn’t it!
So first thing I do is poop scoop. Then I give everything a good scrubbing. I clean their waterer and then fill it with fresh water mixed with apple cider vinegar. I only add the ACV once a week usually on fridays. Then I head inside the coop to fill their nesting boxes with calming lavender, russian sage and catmint. I want to create a spa like experience for my girls while they do their thing. I would burn a few candles if I wasn’t afraid I would burn the whole coop down. I did however sew some curtains to cover their nesting boxes so they would have privacy.
I sprinkle the coop with fresh marigolds, mint and whatever other herbs I feel like that day. I’m totally freaked out at the thought of mites and parasites so I do whatever I can to prevent that from happening. So far so good, knock on wood, throw salt over my shoulder and all that other good stuff.
Dutch is always close by to supervise the cleaning and to make sure I don’t miss anything.
When I’m all done I let the hippie chicks in and they give it a quick once over.
I think they approve.