Originally Posted by MESOFRUFFEH
Well, since its going to be a while before we get any real rain to speak of, and since there really is only one spot that seems to be the flooding culprit I went ahead and put some straw and also a bunch of grass clippings on the coop floor yesterday. Looks so much better and my feet aren't a ridiculously dusty mess when I go in there now! I got some shavings for the floor too but I figured I would add them later. The ladies were super excited about their new floor last night and immediately took to rearranging it lol. I even gave the babies some straw which I think they appreciated.
Heres my haul from yesterday, straw, shavings, and some grass clippings.
^^^This is my hole, this was pretty much the only place where water is coming into the coop. I am going to try to get some dirt and bricks and cover it, maybe a little bit of concrete too just for good measure.
Here is the back side of the coop. The hole in the previous pic is at the corner closest to the camera. not much room for a drainage ditch to be dug, these railroad ties were more to keep the pig that was in this pen previously from rooting the bottom part of the wire up. I think they probably help divert some water, but the ones up the hill a little do a better job than these. Please excuse my trash, there was a big spider web back there and I didn't want to disturb him, but I don't do spiders, so the trash stays until the spider is gone lol.
tada, fresh floor!
Here are my sweet babies!! Just love the buff orpingtons, they are so sweet, the others are a little skittish. Really hoping those with the black and white spots are going to be mottled javas (probably not, but one can hope right?!)
Thanks for all the help everyone!! I am definitely gonna do the deep litter, hope I don't screw nothin' up!