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Best material for the bottom of your coop?

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I laid linoleum down in the bottom of my coop and then I usually use cardboard, because it's easy clean up....any other suggestions?  I don't have a large coop...custom built.

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I have a Large custom Coop. We use Corn Cob bedding because it is easy to sweep up. (still a lot of work though considering the size.) We use that bedding in the cages at our Fair as well. Crushed Corn cobs.

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I'll have to try that!  Inexpensive?

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i tried various things

 

shredded paper (vertical and then cross cut) -- too much dust

laying cardboard (originally moving boxes)

dried grass

bare earth.

pine shavings..

 

i'm sticking with pine shavings for the coop and half of the run.. the other half of the run just bare earth

 

i use flake pine shaving.. easy to clean and odor control..

 

a bit pricey  $5 for a 5-8 cu. ft at tracdtor supply

 

and $6.78 ? at wal-mart for 4 cu ft

 

 

What i posted above are just my opinions.. they are NOT facts.
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What i posted above are just my opinions.. they are NOT facts.
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Depending on where you could get the corn cob bedding it can be as low as $3 a bag.

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