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I would not use sand on the floor in your climate....it's good to use on poop boards tho.

Depends on how you plan to manage the manure.

I like dry wood shavings on floor, totally change out once or twice a year, but I use a poop board under roosts.

I did more research and other info from others I have gotten I am going to just do shavings, my roosts are going to be set up ladder style with a removable tarp hung under so it can be taken out scraped off/cleaned. Thought my wife was going to kill me when she got home the other night, I ripped one coop wall down and expanded it so now it is a 12 ft x 8 ft. needed some storage room and area if I need to section off a hen for health or other reasons


Edited by woods79 - 5/13/16 at 3:31pm
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I would not use sand on the floor in your climate....it's good to use on poop boards tho.

Depends on how you plan to manage the manure.

I like dry wood shavings on floor, totally change out once or twice a year, but I use a poop board under roosts.

I did more research and other info from others I have gotten I am going to just do shavings, my roosts are going to be set up ladder style with a removable tarp hung under so it can be taken out scraped off/cleaned. Thought my wife was going to kill me when she got home the other night, I ripped one coop wall down and expanded it so now it is a 12 ft x 8 ft. needed some storage room and area if I need to section off a hen for health or other reasons

You Go Bro!!

Now she's happy with the extra space, right?

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."

Reply
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You Go Bro!!

Now she's happy with the extra space, right?

lol not sure, she stopped helping me with construction of it :he

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