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post #11 of 14
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I have vinyl flooring in mine.
Pine shavings on top of that.
how often do you clean the coop out
Cheers Phil
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For my 4X8 coop with a good sized run and 8 birds only ~ every 3 weeks.
Into the compost pile it goes which is next to the coop.
Very convenient.
post #12 of 14

I have 9 hens in a 8x6 coop.  This spring I started with a layer of pine shavings as a base.  Then I would throw in leaves, grass clippings etc every couple weeks.  The price is right on that stuff and the chicks love digging through them.  I would throw in a handful of scratch every couple weeks and they kept it stirred up.  No stink at all.  At the end of the summer I tilled my garden and then spread the used bedding over the garden.  I started this winter with a fresh layer of pine shaving and then add leaves to it.  Now that we have snow on the ground and the temps are cold I have thrown in some straw for them.  Plan to do this over the winter and spread it over my garden again in the spring.  Till it in when it's time to plant.

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Originally Posted by flyin-lowe View Post

I have 9 hens in a 8x6 coop.  This spring I started with a layer of pine shavings as a base.  Then I would throw in leaves, grass clippings etc every couple weeks.  The price is right on that stuff and the chicks love digging through them.  I would throw in a handful of scratch every couple weeks and they kept it stirred up.  No stink at all.  At the end of the summer I tilled my garden and then spread the used bedding over the garden.  I started this winter with a fresh layer of pine shaving and then add leaves to it.  Now that we have snow on the ground and the temps are cold I have thrown in some straw for them.  Plan to do this over the winter and spread it over my garden again in the spring.  Till it in when it's time to plant.
is it on a wooden floor or a dirt floor
Cheers Phil
post #14 of 14

My coop has a wooden floor that I coated with rubber roof coating.

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