addition with dirt floor

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

  1. Noelg

    Noelg Out Of The Brooder

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    hi!
    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.


    TIA
    Noelg
     
  2. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure, chickens love scratching in dirt.
     
  3. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    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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