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A healthy and balanced chicken coop needs of course to be cleaned but a healthy coop also needs both "good and bad" bacteria for a balance. Cleaning your coop is important. But more important is HOW you clean your chicken coop.
IMPORTANT: Most people clean their coop the WRONG WAY, This can harm your chickens or make them seriously ill. Blue Star Ranch uses tried and proven commercial methods to reduce dander, dust and waste while cleaning our coops... using a rake to remove bedding and replace with fresh bedding is the WORST thing you can do!  

MUST READ about MG  Poultry - Mycoplasma gallisepticum: FAQ

  • Fully 90% of hatcheries and egg production hens have MG and pass it through eggs and live chicks. Its a part of raising chickens but it can be controlled with proper sanitation and stress reducing actions on the part of chicken owners.

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    When you purchase chickens be sure to ask for "old coop compost" its available in $5-$20 sized feed bags to carry home.


    Here is an example of how balanced bacteria works. Lets say you go to the pet store to purchase new fish. Do you add your new fish to "new clean sterile water?" No you don't. why not? because your fish need a PH balance of "good and bad bacteria" for a healthy life. Most aquarium setups require "a percentage of "dirty fishwater" or "fish waste water" to get the proper balance of bacteria started for new fish. The same is true in any chicken coop.

    Blue Star offers pullets and hens for sale that are in the prime of health. If your coop is brand new and you put healthy chickens into a "sterile" coop there is a possibility that your chickens immunity from diseases may be reduced. Our chickens are used to the balance of aged and old farm compost in the coops and runs. Our poultry is of sound and healthy stock due to the healthy living conditions that our chickens are exposed to each and every day.
    Simply pour aged dry compost into your coop add warm water and cover it with fresh grass to begin building a healthy bacterial growth for your coop. Your chickens will be healthier.
    Along with a safe and predator proof coop, a healthy diet of bugs, grasses and grains, fresh water and occasional worming too, your chickens need bacteria to grow and prosper.
    If you do not offer old compost from an aged chicken coop, there is not a healthy balance of bacteria in which to balance the overall health in your chickens coop.

    Probiotics "The Power Of Nature" from Fordyce Films on Vimeo.