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Thank You! 

 

So my order has been placed and designed, they are coming on the 16th to build :) Now time just to sell my last few coops. 

 

 

 

What do you use on the floor? i was thinking of just a bale of straw... 

I have heavy duty foam backed vinyl over the wooden floor and going up the wall 4-8",

covered with 2-6" of kiln dried pine shavings from TSC that I totally change out once a year.

I'm using a poop board with sand and PDZ and sift out poops 2-3 times a week.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

I have heavy duty foam backed vinyl over the wooden floor and going up the wall 4-8",

covered with 2-6" of kiln dried pine shavings from TSC that I totally change out once a year.

I'm using a poop board with sand and PDZ and sift out poops 2-3 times a week.

 

How does covering your floor with the vinyl work out for you? I am going to cover the poop board. They are putting one in for met hat is 8ft by 24" and I was going to go to home depot and have them cut me a piece of wood that size too to lay on top of the board incase we ever do need to move the chickens out to use it as an actual shed. I do plan on doing the sand and scooping it weekly too. But cover the whole floor in sheets of wood I was worried about because they say that can void my 15yr warranty if any mold is to grow between the floor and the boards. 

It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch...

 

 

 

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It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch...

 

 

 

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post #13 of 13

It's worked great for 2 years now.

I used a single sheet of flooring, so no seams for any spilled water to seep thru... except at the corners.

As far as I know there have been no major spills or leaks that could have gotten under the vinyl.

Only a couple incidents of a minor spill and I removed the wet bedding immediately.

I keep it very dry in the coop, closed waterers, no 'washing' down anything when I 'clean'.

 

BUT I bought heavy duty foam backed vinyl, I tested the various types of backing and all the others cracked pretty easily when bent. It was not cheap.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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