After keeping chickens for a while, you will soon find yourself developing habits that work for you and your flock. Over time, I have learned to implement a few things. We view our chickens as our family pets, so we do make extra efforts to spoil them more so than individuals keeping chickens as livestock. All of these tips are not necessary, but in my opinion, help keep their eggs clean and the girls healthy and happy in their daily lives. I typically clean the small coop (for 6 chickens) every 1-2 weeks, depending on the need and the weather. The entire process takes me about 15 minutes start to finish. Here is how I clean the coop for Tilly and the girls.