I've actively followed this site for a few years now but this is my first post as normally all the answers I need have been found.
My question is one I see talked about regularly, flooring materials.
This will be for the outside area around the coop itself. Due to the crazy amount of water we have had over this winter I have too much standing water around the coop area and have been thinking of the best way to introduce a natural draining system whilst also remaining friendly to my birds. I have a slate path that the birds love to play on, scratch around and also lie on to get the heat from the sun, it's also free draining, I had been thinking of layering this around the coop.
This morning I stumbled across cockleshell mulch, basically used cockleshells instead of slate/chippings.
Now I'm thinking hard wearing, easily cleaned, free draining, good for scratching and as they break up extra shell for the birds to eat.
Anybody have any thoughts on this or has anybody used this as a flooring for their birds in the past?
Thanks in advance