addition with dirt floor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Noelg, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Noelg

    Noelg Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 5, 2010
    Im thinking bout adding a fairly large addition to my existing coop before its too cold outside.

    IF i do cement footings, and wire buried at the foundation for critter prevention, would the coop be fine with straw/hay on the floor till spring when i would have the time to pour a cement floor or do pavers? We are in Michigan,so its gonna get cold.
    The rest of the coop has a concrete floor with deep litter and DE,
    its about 8x12 now,i would like to double it.

  2. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2010
    Sure, chickens love scratching in dirt.
  3. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    My coop has a dirt floor. No shavings. They do just fine.
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Mine is also dirt. Have used nothing but dirt for years. Wouldn't have it any other way.

    You can critter proof a coop by going out as well as down, and it's a lot less work. Like laying 2' or so of hardwar cloth on the ground around the coop, then securing it to the coop.

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