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Hi all, new to raising chickens here! I have the brooder, heat lamp, etc... all ready for the little ones arrival (ordered 9 and due here in about a month) I am now getting the coop built outside. It will be 8 ft by 10 ft inside and I want to use the deep litter method...my question is should I put in a wooden floor or just leave the bottom open ground? The outdoor run will be just on open ground.
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Hi and welcome to BYC :)

 

I prefer a wood floor, and cover mine with vinyl flooring to protect then from moisture and to make clean up easier.  Keeps varmints out, and moisture can be an issue here in the spring and fall.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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post #3 of 8

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #4 of 8
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Vinyl floor sounds like a great idea, any others before we get out the hammer and nails?? smile.png
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or linoleum

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post #6 of 8

Hi and welcome to BYC. You may wish to type "flooring for deep litter" in the search box or post your question on the "Coops and runs" forum.

 

Good luck with your impending arrival of chicks!

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Thank you all for the input! smile.png
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:thumbsup

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