A piece of charcoal attached to the wall inside a coop can give your poultry access to a natural substance that will help absorb toxins and help to keep the digestive system in balance.as on natural charcoal!
A cleaner chicken coop. a shallow plastic bin, like you would use to slide under a bed, cover the top of the bin with an open mesh wire to keep the hens from scratching. The bin collects the droppings as the birds sit on their roost.
Using wood ashes for your chickens saves you money. store them (fireplace ash only, not BBQ coals, etc) and when needed, mix 2 parts ash to 1 part sand for the chickens to do their dust bathing. And guess what? It keeps mites away.