12x6 coop how many bags of wood shavings??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by funonahonda, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Kinda wondering how many of them cube of wood shavings that like tractor supply have to fill the coop, the mulch I usually use from the township is not available in the winter. Thanks
  2. flinthillbillie

    flinthillbillie Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2007
    Flint Hill, VA
    My coop's 12x8 and I usually get 2 or 3 bags at a time. Most often I just put down 2 and keep the third for filling the nestboxes. That gives me about 4-5 inches on the floor.
  3. Lee

    Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Marion County, IN
    Funny you should ask. I just cleaned out my 12x12 coop and it takes 2 of those 'bales" of shavings to cover the floor and not thick either. [​IMG]

    This time I had to pick thru them as some were not all the way full and the shavings are courser.
  4. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    My 8x12 uses just over 10 cubic feet iirc. I do not use the shavings right now though. Mother nature is giving me an abundance of leaves and pinestraw.

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