So I am in the design/ brainstorm phase of a coop trailer/tractor. I assembled the trailer today from harbor freight. 40"x48" area for the coop.
Here is the trailer:
Here is a larger size of what I am going to, this picture is of a 48x96 trailer:
So here is my biggest question so far, I've built quite a few coops for people for some side money...but always built solid floors. Has anyone used expanded steel as a floor? Our climate where we are (Paso Robles, CA), gets to 110 degrees occasionally in the summers and down around 10-15 degrees at the coldest in the winter. Would an open floor with closable vents work in this winter climate? I want to get as much manure to drop onto the pastures as easily as possible without the solid floor. Anyway, your input is appreciated.
Here is a photo of the steel I'm wanting to use for the floor for those who don't know what expanded steel is. :)
Again, thanks for the input!