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Converting an old Hog Barn into a Chicken Coop

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We would like to section off a portion of a 30 year old hog barn into a coop for 25 chickens.  The flooring is rubberized with a 4' pit underneath.  Is that flooring ok to use for the chickens?  We are using old Sow feeders for the nesting boxes, and will put a door in the wall so they can go outside during the day.  My biggest concern is the flooring.  Do I need to cover it with plywood, or is this ok?

 

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it would be ok, but you might scrape poo from where it doesn't fall through, but I would just cover in linoleum, that way when you clean it can be done faster and much more efficiently.

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