We have the opportunity to get a truckload of pine wood pole peelings, which are large wood chips shaved off trees to form telephone poles. They are untreated free scraps.
I'm curious if anyone has done this before, and what potential problems might come from using this as flooring in the coop and run area. Bad idea? Good idea?
We live in the Pacific Northwest and it's VERY wet and muddy out in the chicken area. Their coop is a big barn, and one corner stays dry but the other 75% is extremely muddy. My thought is that it would drain well, and build up the floor level higher in the wet areas. During the dry season we want to trench around the barn so it stays drier. But I want to find a way to get them up out of the mud now while it's the rainy season.
this is what the material looks like: